For Immediate Release
January 24, 2013
Contact:

Sean Neary/Meaghan Smith
202-224-4515

Response to Article Criticizing Medicare Funding for Life-Saving Dialysis Medications

MEMORANDUM

To:        Reporters and Editors
From:    Sean Neary and Meaghan Smith, Communications Staff for the Senate Finance Committee
Date:     January 24, 2013
Re:        Response to Article Criticizing Medicare Funding for Life-Saving Dialysis Medications

“The article in question is a complete mischaracterization of how and why this policy came together.  There was no earmark or provision for just one company.  Plain and simple, the provision is smart policy for patients, providers and taxpayers.  The bipartisan policy saves taxpayers $5 billion and preserved seniors access to their doctors, while ensuring a lifesaving medical treatment will still be available for vulnerable patients who need it.”

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