Sheila K. Riley
First Vice Chair/42nd AD Vice Chair
Mary Ann Andreas
Correspondence Secretary/56th AD Vice Chair
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Brian Nestande¹s fellow Republicans have proposed a budget that would raise medicare costs for Riverside families, cut higher education, cut food stamps and give tax breaks to the wealthy. Nestande needs to say whether he supports this extreme budget which slashes spending on the poor and gives a windfall to the wealthiest 1%.
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Dr. Ruiz Applauds Successful Effort to Protect Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits
March 11, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) applauded the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to withdraw a proposed rule for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage that would abruptly change and limit the availability of prescription drug coverage for seniors who rely on Medicare. The decision by CMS comes after Dr. Ruiz and over 40 Members of Congress sent a letter urging the CMS to rescind the rule.
“As an emergency medicine physician my priority is the seniors I care for and serve, and I know first hand how important Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is for our seniors,” said Dr. Ruiz. “I was pleased to join the effort to prevent this reckless rule that would have forced seniors across Riverside County to abruptly face limited Medicare Part D plan choices and restricted access to critical prescription drugs without consulting their physician. As I have in the past, I will always stand with our seniors to oppose any effort that would weaken our seniors hard earned Medicare benefits.”
The proposed rule would have abruptly changed the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit, limiting choices and potentially raising drug prices for nearly 13 million beneficiaries.
Click here to view the letter Dr. Ruiz and over 40 Members of Congress sent to CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner:
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