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Happy Birthday, Medicare!

Posted on 07/1/2008 by | General News | Comments

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Medicare enrolled its first members 42 years ago today, forever changing health care for older Americans. But today is also the deadline for Congress to pass legislation that keeps Medicare fair. Well, Congress left town over the weekend, and they still haven’t passed a bill.
First things first, though: if you have Medicare, don’t panic. You can still see your doctor while Congress works out the details.
But we also need to tell Congress to act quickly when it returns. Lawmakers will only have a few days to pass a bill that keeps Medicare fair. So call your senators at [get a number from Barry, maybe?] and tell them to pass H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act.

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