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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, James T. [NY-25]

-- Rep Reynolds, Thomas M. [NY-26]

-- Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27]

-- Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28]

-- Rep Kuhl, John R. "Randy", Jr. [NY-29]

In New York the proposed rules would cost the state more than $7.3 billion. While AARP supports smart policies to stop fraud, waste and abuse in Medicaid, the cuts proposed by the administration threaten the integrity of the program and shift unreasonable costs to the people in Medicaid and the states.

"We're proud that our U.S. Representatives recognized the harm the administration's proposals would have done to people in New York's Medicaid program, and we thank them for acting swiftly and with such wide, bipartisan support to stop these cuts," said Aronstein. "We now urge Senators Clinton and Schumer to vote to protect Medicaid as the Senate considers this measure."

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates.


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