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Congress Passes Landmark Israel Medicare Legislation

"Over 60,000 Long Island Seniors Near Relief"

Washington DCAt 2:44 a.m. this morning the House passed the Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002 (HR 4954) containing the Johnson-Israel Medicare+Choice Improvement and Stabilization Act, authored by Steve Israel (D-NY) and Nancy Johnson (R-CT), the Chairman of the Committee's Subcommittee on Health. The language would restore the Medicare+Choice program on Long Island.



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FROM THE DESK OF

CONGRESSMAN JIM MALONEY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Betsy Arnold

June 28, 2002

202-226-8162

CONGRESSMAN MALONEY SUPPORTS PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE : VOTES TO MOVE PROCESS FORWARD



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LUCAS VOTES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT

"It is offensive to every American that our senior citizens are being forced to drive to Canada to get prescription drugs at reasonable prices, or even worse, having to choose between buying food or medication."

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, June 27, Congressman Ken Lucas voted in favor of H.R. 4954, the Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002. H.R. 4954 passed the House by a vote of 221-208.



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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TOM MESKAN TO POSITION OF DIRECTOR, REIMBURSEMENT AND OUTCOMES PLANNING FOR SCIMED DIVISION

Natick, MA (July 10, 2002) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced today the appointment of Tom Meskan to the newly created position of Director, Reimbursement and Outcomes Planning (R&OP) for its Scimed division.



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In response to a lawsuit seeking to legally mandate OSHA to finalize a regulation to lower the permissible exposure limit for hexavalent chromium, the agency is asking the court to dismiss the suit. Click here for Response Brief Click here for Declaration



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For Release: Immediately

Contact: HRSA Press Office

(301) 443-3376

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced 131 grants totaling $55.8 million to increase access to health care services for Americans in rural and inner-city areas as part of President Bush's long-term strategy to expand community health centers nationwide.



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For Release: Immediately

Contact: HHS Press Office

(202) 690-6343

HHS PROVIDES NEW AID TO CITIES FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS



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