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The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 may be again coming up for vote shortly. The Bush administration gave the insurance industry huge increases in payments while making cuts to hospitals and doctors. On June 24 the House passed legislation to prevent a cut in physicians' fees of 10.6 percent. On June 26 the bill went to the Senate where the bill was only one vote short of passing.  Check here for how your Senator voted:

Just called Senator Specter's office.  He is now reconsidering his vote because of the outpouring of discontent!  If you are in PA, call now at 215-597-7200.

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Originally posted to forrest on Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 08:11 AM PDT.


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  •  My two senators... (1+ / 0-)
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    Schumer and Clinton, plus our presidential nominee, all voted yea.
    This is a very important subject for me, because Mr. Alohilani is disabled, and thus, the cuts in Medicare directly affect us.
    Mahalo forrest, for the update.  

    Consign corporatism to the dankest crypt, and assign justice to the highest crag. For A More Perfect Union.

    by Alohilani on Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 09:06:09 AM PDT

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