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Day December 4, 2009

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Creates a Fair Market for Seniors’ Business

Health insurance reform creates a fair market for seniors’ business, using competitive bidding to reduce subsidies to private insurance companies and allow the market to set Medicare Advantage payments rates, with bonuses for insurance plans that provide real benefits to enrollees.  Reducing these overpayments saves all Medicare beneficiaries and all taxpayers money, while still allowing…

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Reid: Democrats Continue To Strengthen Health Reform Bill And Wait For Republicans To Work As Partners

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor this morning.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “The amendment process continues to crawl forward and this historic health reform bill continues to evolve and improve. “Our bill is a good bill.  It saves lives, saves money and saves…

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Demócratas Comprometidos con Arreglar Medicare Advantage para Beneficio de los Adultos Mayores, No a las Aseguradoras

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid, esta mañana hizo las siguientes declaraciones en respuesta a la enmienda al proyecto de ley de Protección del Paciente y el Cuidado Médico Económico propuesta por el Senador Hatch. La enmienda de Hatch restauraría $120.000 en subsidios a las aseguradoras privadas a través del programa…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, December 04, 2009

Resume consideration of H.R.3590 (Health Care Reform), with the time until 3:30am for debate only and equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The Majority will control the first half and the Republicans will control the next half. Roll Call Votes are expected at 3:30pm. Upon disposition of the below listed…

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