Press Release             

Contact: Paul Precht
Director of Policy and Communications

September 08, 2009

Medicare Rights Center President Joseph Baker Explains Health Reform’s Impact
 on People with Medicare to New York State Senate Committee on Aging

New York, NY—Medicare Rights Center President Joseph Baker testified today that people with Medicare stand to benefit from improved coverage of prescription drugs and preventive services if health reform legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives becomes law. Baker’s testimony before a hearing of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging also debunks rumors and falsehoods that have been used to frighten older adults into opposing health reform legislation. Read the full testimony here.

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Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives.


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