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AARP Alaska Thanks House for Protecting People in Medicare

Year-long physician payment solution ensures continued access to doctors

ANCHORAGE, AK – Ken Osterkamp, AARP Alaska State Director released a statement following today’s passage of the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 by the House of Representatives. The bill stops a scheduled payment cut to doctors in Medicare, ensuring seniors can continue to see their physicians for the next year.

“AARP Alaska thanks the US. House of Representatives for swiftly passing this important legislation that will ensure people in Medicare can see their doctors next year. In recent weeks, our members, activists and others in Alaska have contacted their members of Congress, urging them to pass this year-long solution.

“The bipartisan bill passed today is an important step to give seniors peace of mind about their health care, but the work is not over. When the new Congress meets next year, lawmakers must find a long-term solution and end the annual patches that jeopardize access to doctors for the country’s seniors.

For more information, visit www.aarp.org/ak.

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