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Additional Supporters of the Medicare Bill

The following are just some of the many organizations that also support this bill. Excerpts from official statements are below.

National Council on the Aging (

"If this bill is not passed now, seniors could have to wait many more years for meaningful prescription drug coverage. Growing costs, continuing budget deficits, and partisan politics will significantly diminish the prospects for passing a $400 billion prescription drug bill for the foreseeable future. We need to be realistic about what is achievable in a Congress that is now and likely will continue to be very closely divided for years to come."
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Founded in 1950, NCOA is the nation's first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.

Alzheimer's Association (

"The Alzheimer's Association applauds congressional leadership on achieving a compromise on Medicare prescription drug benefit legislation. 'This is a historic accomplishment that may potentially provide meaningful relief to the 4.5 million Americans dealing with Alzheimer's disease, many of whom also suffer from other health issues,' said Sheldon Goldberg, president and CEO of the Chicago-based national organization."
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The Alzheimer's Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing Alzheimer's research and helping those affected by the disease.

American Diabetes Association (

"The American Diabetes Association is pleased that the Medicare reform legislation pending before Congress contains important improvements to the Medicare program that will benefit many people living with or at risk for diabetes."

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities.

Catholic Health Association (

"The Catholic health ministry applauds congressional leaders and members of the Medicare conference committee in moving the nation closer to historic legislation to provide a prescription drug benefit and reform Medicare."
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The Catholic Health Association of the United States represents the combined strength of its members, more than 2,000 Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities, and related organizations. Founded in 1915, CHA unites members to advance selected strategic issues that are best addressed together rather than as individual organizations.

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