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(posted Wednesday, 12/21/2005)
Early this morning the Senate voted 51-50 (with Vice President Cheney casting the deciding vote) on a controversial budget reconciliation bill that would place severe restrictions on long term care Medicaid applicants. The pertinent provisions of the measure, S. 1932 (third version) are available below and include:
Since the Senate Democrats were able to include provisions that were somewhat different from the House version, the House will have to vote on the bill again. The House adjourned on Monday and is not expected to return to vote on this bill until after New Year's.
A number of California Congress members voted for the House bill originally and a few did not vote at all. See below for a list of California Congress members who should be contacted.
We have another chance to amend this terrible bill. Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask him/her to vote against the budget reconciliation bill when it comes up for reconsideration. The Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121.
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