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AARP Thanks California's Representatives for Supporting Bill to Protect People in Medicaid
Date:4/23/2008

Association urges Senators Boxer and Feinstein to quickly pass companion bill and send measure to President

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP thanked the supporters and cosponsors of the Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008, which passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill prevents massive increases in costs for people in Medicaid by stopping harmful cuts proposed by the administration.

"Today's vote is a victory for all California residents who rely on Medicaid as the safety net of our health care system," said AARP California State Director Tom Porter. "With 47 million Americans already uninsured, our country and our state cannot afford to make it any harder for our most vulnerable to pay for their health care."

AARP thanks the members of the California delegation who cosponsored the bill or provided critical support in gaining passage of this legislation first in the Energy & Commerce committee and today in the full House:

Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1]

Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5]

Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6]

Rep Miller, George [CA-7]

Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9]

Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10]

Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11]

Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13]

Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14]

Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15]

Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16]

Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17]

Rep Cardoza, Dennis A. [CA-18]

Rep Radanovich, George (CA-19)

Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20]

Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23]

Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27]

Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28]

Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29]

Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30]

Rep Becerra, Xavier [CA-31]

Rep Solis, Hilda L. [CA-32]

Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33]

Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34]

Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35]

Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36]

Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37]

Rep Napolitano, Grace F
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