Monday, June 23, 2008

Medicare Improvement Bill Up for a Vote

Tuesday, June 24, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 6331, a Medicare bill that helps Medicare beneficiaries. The bill will help more seniors qualify for help paying Medicare premiums by fixing the current personal assets test. In addition, the bill stops scheduled payment cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients. There are also improvements to Medicare’s preventive benefits such as eliminating several co-payments as well as bringing mental health parity to Medicare benefits.

H.R. 6331 is scheduled to be considered by the House under a fast track procedure that will require a two-thirds vote to pass. Therefore, every vote counts. Please send your Member of Congress the attached e-mail letter today.

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