MultiVu Video Feed: Nation's Leading Medical and Senior Advocacy Organizations Support Override of Presidential Veto to Protect Access to Health Care for Seniors

Thursday, July 17, 2008 General News
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NEWS: Press Conference on Congressional Action Reversing Cuts in MedicarePayment

FORMAT: B-roll and Soundbites

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Video, hard copy requests, downloadable MPEG2,contact information and more available athttp://www.prnewswire.com/broadcast/34044/press.html

STORY SUMMARY:

Representatives of the American Osteopathic Association, American MedicalAssociation, American College of Surgeons and AARP are gathering in Chicago onJuly 16th, 2008 in support of Congressional action overriding a presidentialveto of the "Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act" (H.R. 6331).

The act, approved by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in Congress, willreverse a 10.6 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that took effecton July 1, enabling physicians to continue caring for patients covered byMedicare. Without passage, many physicians would have been forced to choosebetween assuring the viability of their practice, which includes paying staffand maintaining equipment, and continuing to care for seniors covered byMedicare and military families covered by TRICARE.

SOUNDBITES:

-- Representatives from medical and advocacy groups

B-ROLL INCLUDES: *** Press Conference Footage *** CEO's of leadingphysician organizations *** Physicians ***

VIDEO PROVIDED BY: American Osteopathic AssociationNEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SATELLITE FEEDS: Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM ET Galaxy 25 Galaxy 25 Transponder 1 Transponder 1 C-Band C-Band Downlink Freq: 3720 Vertical Downlink Freq: 3720 Vertical

SOURCE American Osteopathic Association


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