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

, 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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