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DELEGATE SPEAKS ON MEDICARE DRUG COVERAGE

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Delegate to Congress Donna Christian Christensen joined fellow Democrats, including Minority Leader Dick Gephardt and the entire leadership of House Democratic Caucus, at a press briefing Thursday to support the inclusion of affordable prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.
The briefing was part of an on-going effort to modernize Medicare to provide older Americans with wider access to affordable medication.
"The seniors in my district are anxious to have this coverage in place. We should be ashamed as a Congress and a nation that we are unwilling to find the funds necessary to relieve our senior citizens from having to make the difficult and untenable choice between the medicine that they need or buying food," Christensen said.
Christensen visited senior centers in the territory in August to discuss President Clintion’s Medicare modernization initiative to provide affordable prescription drug coverage and get feedback from the seniors.
"It is time that we end this squeeze on our seniors meager incomes and provide the remedy that would allow them to live their golden years in peace of mind, security and health by seizing the opportunity when we are experiencing a record budget surplus to fix this problem," Christensen said.

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