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Jul 12, 2008

On July 9, 2008, the United States Senate passed H.R. 6331, providing for improvements in how mental patients were treated in America and other important Medicare-related provisions.  The bill passed by a 69-30 margin, but apparently, Pres. Bush may want to veto!  See the letter below:

Dear Activist,

Scene opens. The Senate floor. A surprise visitor walks in to thunderous applause…

Sen. Edward Kennedy returned to the Senate chamber for the first time since surgery for a malignant brain tumor to cast a vote on a "Keep Medicare Fair" bill. A vote along party lines had stalled the bill a few weeks back. This time it passed with a huge bipartisan majority.

Amazing, right? It's almost got the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster

And like any great movie, it's got a final cliffhanger: President George W. Bush is threatening to veto this critical legislation!

In honor of Senator Kennedy’s dramatic return, tell President Bush to Keep Medicare Fair for millions of Americans by signing the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008!

The legislation that the Senate passed today would:

  • Ensure that Medicare patients continue to have access to care ;
  • Improve prevention coverage and services;
  • Improve low-income protections ; and
  • Provide improved coverage for mental health services.

As you read this, President Bush is likely hearing from the same folks that worked against Medicare recipients and doctors in the Medicare program during the Keep Medicare Fair campaign. That's why he must hear from ALL OF US immediately!

Click here to tell President Bush to Keep Medicare Fair by signing the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 into law.

Once you have sent your urgent message to President Bush, please help us get more messages in to the White House by forwarding this email to your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your help. I know that together we can Keep Medicare Fair!

Sincerely,

Barry Jackson, Online Advocacy Manager
AARP

Posted by Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
Website:  http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com
 

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