Navigation Links
NCPA Statement on Senate Medicare Vote
Date:6/12/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate voted 54 to 39 in favor of S. 3101, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. However, that did not achieve the 60 votes needed for cloture. The bill includes pharmacy-related provisions that provide prompt payment of Medicare Part D prescription drug claims and delay the implementation of Medicaid reimbursement cuts for generic prescription drugs. In response Bruce T. Roberts, RPh, executive vice president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), issued the following statement:

"While S.3101, the health care bill championed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and a majority of the U.S. Senate, did not achieve cloture today, America's 23,000 community pharmacies remain committed to ensuring patients have access to prescription drug services. That outcome can only be achieved by including provisions to speed up the painfully slow payment of Medicare Part D claims and delay utilizing a formula designed to drastically cut reimbursements for Medicaid generic prescription drugs."

"Today's vote is just the first step in a process that needs to culminate with a health care package which Congress must pass by July 1. We urge Congress, as it takes the next step, to make sure the pharmacy provisions are included. It is our members' intention to continue weighing in on this critical debate that will literally determine the fate of patients' access to community pharmacies."

The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898, represents the nation's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 pharmacies. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines. To learn more go to http://www.ncpanet.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Community Pharmacists Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Statement from Cleveland Clinic Regarding Pope Shenouda
2. Social Security Statement Advises Seniors to Consider Private Long-Term Care Insurance, LTC Agency Reports; Medicare Wont Cover It
3. XL Capital Ltd Issues Statement Regarding Merrill Lynch Lawsuit Against XL Capital Assurance Inc. (XLCA) a Subsidiary of Security Capital Assurance Ltd
4. Statement of Robert OConnor, M.D., M.P.H. Chair, American Heart Association, Emergency Cardiovascular Committee, on U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the Josh Miller HEARTS Act
5. NCPA Statement on Sen. Baucus Medicare Bill Inclusion of Solutions for Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Problems
6. Video: Zix Corporation Issues Statement Supporting Bipartisan Push for Medicare e-Prescribing Requirement
7. Statement by Steve Case, Co-Founder, AOL and Chairman of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (www.ABC2.org) on News of Senator Ted Kennedys Brain Cancer Diagnosis
8. Pelosi Statement on Senator Ted Kennedy
9. Statement by Lance Armstrong on Cancer Diagnosis of Senator Kennedy
10. Huntsworth plc Releases Interim Statement on First Quarter 2008
11. American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Clarification of Statement on Cardiovascular Evaluation and Monitoring of Children and Adolescents With Heart Disease Receiving Medications for ADHD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... They are musicians and librarians, fashion ... brothers and fathers, from New England and around the nation. What do they have ... brought together in a beautiful and compelling new photographic exhibit debuting Friday, December 9 ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... offering insurance and financial planning services to families and business owners in the ... funds on behalf of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation. , Established in 2009 ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, ... Voice of America, declared on her radio program in November 2016 the need to ... these bullies attack leaders in corporate America, they are trying to take advantage of ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... 2016 Top 20 Marketing Campaign Winner in the Folio: Marketing Awards competition. Live ... recognize the year’s best in pioneering, inventive, and ultimately successful projects undertaken by ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... (IFW) Program at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). McLaughlin brings nearly 20 ... of three acupuncturists to help patients realize their family building goals. Acupuncture ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... PALO ALTO, Calif. , Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced an update to its previously announced plans to ... to be executed via a tax-free distribution to Varian ... new stand-alone public company that will hold the Imaging ... now expected to be executed by the end of ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 7, 2016  Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using ... and Chief Executive Officer Keith Murphy ... December 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time ... yet familiar with the Company, an informational video ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 7, 2016  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: ... at the BMO Capital Markets 2016 Prescription for Success Healthcare Conference ... Barclay hotel in New York City . ... investors participating at the Guggenheim Securities 4 th Annual Boston ... Boston hotel. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: