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AHCA and Alliance: Senate Opposition to Proposed FY 2009 Medicare Cuts Gaining Strength
Date:3/6/2008

Sixteen U.S. Senators Sign Tri-Partisan Letter to Conrad, Gregg Urging Rejection of Funding Cuts

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following yesterday's news that seventy-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging the House Budget Committee to reject the Bush Administration's proposed five-year, $24 billion cut to Medicare-financed nursing home care, sixteen U.S. Senators led by Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have signed and issued a new letter to Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Judd Gregg (R-NH) similarly seeking to oppose the Medicare cuts.

Signing the new letter in addition to Senators Johnson and Collins are Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Paul Feingold (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Robert Casey (D-PA), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Carl Levin (D-MI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Jon Tester (D-MT).

The Senators state in the letter, which was delivered by Johnson and Collins to the Senate Budget Committee last night: "We are writing to urge the Committee to strongly oppose cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in the Administration's Fiscal Year 2009 (FY 09) Budget, especially those affecting long term care... Approximately 80% of nursing home patients rely on Medicare or Medicaid to pay for their long term care. Given that the fastest growing segment of our population are those 85 and older, our nation's need for long term care will continue to increase significantly. Providing sufficient funding for Medicare and Medicaid will ensure that this ever-increasing population will have ready access to long term care when the time arrives."

"There is growing momentum in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to ensure the Administration's proposed cuts to seniors' vital Medicare-financed nursing home benefit is eliminated, and w
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SOURCE The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
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