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

Association urges Senators Clinton and Schumer to quickly pass companion bill and send measure to President

ALBANY, N.Y., 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 New York State residents who rely on Medicaid as the safety net of our health care system," said Lois Aronstein, AARP NY State Director. "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 New York delegation who cosponsored the bill or provided critical support in gaining unanimous passage of this legislation first in the Energy & Commerce committee and today in the full House:

-- Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1]

-- Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2]

-- Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3]

-- Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4]

-- Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5]

-- Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6]

-- Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7]

-- Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8]

-- Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9]

-- Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10]

-- Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11]

-- Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12]

-- Rep Fossella, Vito [NY-13]

-- Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14]

-- Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15]

-- Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16]

-- Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17]

-- Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18]

-- Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19]

-- Rep Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY-20]

-- Rep McNulty, Michael R. [NY-21]

-- Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22]

-- Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23]

-- Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24]

-- Rep Walsh
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