July 17, 2008

The Lupus Foundation of America Thanks You for Supporting H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act

The Lupus Foundation of America would like to thank you for all of your phone calls and letters to the President and Congress. President Bush vetoed H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act before noon on Tuesday, July 15th. However, thanks to all of your efforts, the House of Representatives and Senate voted later Tuesday afternoon to override the President’s veto. The House voted 383-41 and the Senate later voted 70-26. H.R. 6331 now becomes law!

This bill is important to people with lupus because it clarifies offlabel drug usage, protects special classes of prescription drugs, and provides coverage of the benzodiazepines and barbiturates which are currently excluded under Medicare Part D, along with other beneficiary protections.

Thank you again for all of your time and support for people who depend on the Medicare beneficiary protections guaranteed by this legislation!

2 comments:

chronic chick said...

Hi Wick,

I've been sort of out of commision, haven't visited in a while, guess I have to reading to catching up to do, Hope your well and enjoying your washington, DC travels.... :)

milet said...

hi wick,

i'll be asking you a big favor.

please remove my blog - being a wife. being a mom -www.belles-lettresofmilet.romelettedlopez.com and replace it with Surviving LUPUS - www.lupusurvivor.com.

my blog registered here contains non lupus related entry so i decided to get all my lupus entry and create a new blog just for lupus that could give hope to fellow lupus sufferer.

thanks in advance.