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Event to Mark Kick Off Medicaid Reform Legislation

Subject: MiCASSA Kick Off: S.1935
Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 16:04:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: (Justice For All Moderator) Organization: Justice for All
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MiCASSA Kick Off: S.1935

As part of a national Campaign for Real Choice in long term care, a coalition of MiCASSA Supporters will hold a press event Wednesday May 3rd, as part of a national network of events in over 30 locations, including the nation's Capitol.

This event marks the kick off for national legislation, S. 1935, the Medicaid Community Attendant Services and Supports Act, MiCASSA, co-sponsored by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania). MiCASSA would level the Medicaid long term care playing field by ending the funding bias toward nursing homes and other institutions. MiCASSA would allow the money to follow the eligible individual who could choose to receive services in the community instead of being forced into an institution or nursing home.

The event will include a 50 plus site national telephone address by Senator Tom Harkin and Senator Arlen Specter. A press conference will follow the  address. We are pleased to tell you that the press conference will be attended by over 1000 advocates at over 50 national teleconference sites from Florida to Alaska and from to Maine to Utah!

In Washington DC the Kick Off Event is scheduled for:

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 12 Noon
Room 188 Russell Senate Office Building

"This Campaign for Real Choice 2000 event will show Congress and the Presidential candidates the community's overwhelming desire for fundamental reform of the Medicaid long term care system." said event organizer Mike Auberger. "Over four hundred and ninety organizations from across the nation have officially endorsed MiCASSA."

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For direct inquiries regarding this press release please use the contact
Contact: Bob Kafka 512/431-4085 or Marcie Roth (703) 525-3406
Stephanie Thomas 512/442-0252
Senator Harkin's office 202/224-3254
Senator Specter's office 202/224-4254


Fred Fay
Chair, Justice For All

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