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Don’t Veto Medicare Parity, President Bush!

Dear Members,

We did it!  the Senate passed the Medicare bill (H.R. 6331) that would repeal the 50% co-pay for outpatient mental health services with a veto-proof margin (69-30). Thanks for all your hard work to improve Medicare coverage for mental health consumers! We can’t stop now though. We must push this bill over the finish line by urging the White House not to follow through on its threatened veto and by thanking the Republican Senators who bucked their party leadership to vote for the bill.

Take Action-

Dear Members,

We did it!  the Senate passed the Medicare bill (H.R. 6331) that would repeal the 50% co-pay for outpatient mental health services with a veto-proof margin (69-30). Thanks for all your hard work to improve Medicare coverage for mental health consumers! We can’t stop now though. We must push this bill over the finish line by urging the White House not to follow through on its threatened veto and by thanking the Republican Senators who bucked their party leadership to vote for the bill.

Take Action – Step 1: 
Please email the White House and urge President Bush to sign H.R.6331. Click below to send an email:

Email President Bush – http://takeaction.mentalhealthamerica.net/noveto

Take Action – Step 2: 
Call and thank Republican Senators who voted for the bill.

Eighteen Republican Senators (below) withstood tremendous pressure from their party leaders and voted for this critical Medicare legislation.  Particularly if you live in a state represented by these Senators, please take the following action:

  • Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121
  • Ask to be connected to the office of Senator _____
  • Ask to speak with the staff person covering healthcare issues
  • Leave message with the staff thanking the Senator for voting for the “Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act” (H.R. 6331).

Republican Senators Who Voted Yes:

Alexander (TN)
Chambliss (GA)
Coleman (MN)
Collins (ME)
Corker (TN)
Cornyn (TX)
Dole (NC)
Hutchison (TX)
Isakson (GA)
Martinez (FL)
Murkowski (AK)
Roberts (KS)
Smith (OR)
Snowe (ME)
Specter (PA)
Stevens (AK)
Voinovich (OH)
Warner (VA)
  

 

 

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