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AARP NY Thanks Congress for Keeping Medicare Fair, Overriding White House Veto
Date:7/15/2008

Bipartisan Bill Improves Low-Income Help and Boosts Quality through

National E-Prescribing, Helps Ensure Access to Doctors

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SUMMARY: Today the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate voted overwhelmingly to override a White House veto and pass important Medicare legislation. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act will improve Medicare's low-income programs, boost health care quality with a system of national e-prescribing, and help ensure the access of patients to their doctors.

"Today's vote is a victory for the 44 million Americans who depend on Medicare, and we applaud Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton as well as the members of the New York Congressional delegation who voted for this bill for their continued support," said Lois Aronstein, AARP New York State Director. "This bipartisan legislation will help more Americans afford their health care bills while bringing doctors offices and pharmacies into the 21st century with e-prescribing."

New York VOTED YES TO PASS VOTED NO ON

MEDICARE BILL MEDICARE BILL

Ackerman, Gary L.; New York, 5th X

Arcuri, Michael A.; New York, 24th X

Bishop, Timothy H.; New York, 1st X

Clarke, Yvette D.; New York, 11th X

Clinton, Hillary Rodham- (D - NY) X

Crowley, Joseph; New York, 7th X

Engel, Eliot L.; New York, 17th X

Fossella, Vito; New York, 13th X

Gillibrand, Kirsten E.; New York, 20th X

Hall, John J.; New York, 19th X

Higgins, Brian; New York, 27th X

Hinchey, Maurice D.; New York, 22nd X

Israel, Steve; New York, 2nd X

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