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CHRISTENSEN JOINS CALLS FOR MEDICARE TRUST FUND

V.I. Congressional Delegate Donna M. Christian-Christensen and other House Democrats joined Vice President Al Gore Hill Tuesday to urge Republicans to include the Medicare Trust Fund in proposals for spending the federal surplus.
Gore also introduced new data that emphasized the need for Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits in Rural America.
"The Vice President pointed out that Medicare prescription drug coverage in rural areas has either been substandard or is virtually nonexistent. Because the Territory is often categorized as a rural area, it is important that the Administration recognizes the disparities in Medicare benefits throughout this country," Christensen said.
"We will continue to push for increased Medicare funding in this Congress so that our senior citizens can receive quality care whether they live in urban, suburban or rural areas," she said.

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