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Tubbs Jones Applauds Senate Passage of Medicare Improvements Bill
Date:7/9/2008

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones applauded the Senate passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act by a veto-proof margin of 69 to 30. She released this statement:

"I am ecstatic that my Senate colleagues passed bipartisan legislation that will ensure that America's seniors can continue to see their doctors by eliminating the physician pay cut, as well as providing continuing protections to ensure access by extending and improving the Qualified Individual low-income assistance programs for Medicare beneficiaries," said Rep. Tubbs Jones. "Additionally, enhancements to preventive care and mental health benefits have further strengthened the program. Today, Congress has shown how we can effectively work together to protect America's seniors."


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