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July 10th, 2008

Stop Cut To Medicatre Payments

Hillary Clinton
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton issued the following statement today on Senate approval of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act by a vote of 69-30.   “I am proud that the Senate came together across party lines and stood up for seniors, Americans with disabilities and our men and women in uniform and their families.  Haphazard cuts that undermine our healthcare system would have made our healthcare crisis worse not better and placed even greater burdens on health care providers across New York that are already struggling with skyrocketing health care costs, declining reimbursements and caring for a growing number of uninsured.  We need a comprehensive, permanent solution to ensure a physician payment formula that reflects the cost of doing business.  Today we made an important step in the right direction by approving a series of reforms that I have championed to improve our capacity to provide preventative care, to use electronic prescribing to reduce medication errors and to expand our ability to measure the quality of care patients receive.  These critical reforms are an important step toward charting a new course for Medicare and our healthcare system.” 

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