September 30, 2014
1:50 pm

Upton Wins Medicare Access Champion Award

The American Life Sciences Innovation Council appreciates Congressman Fred Upton's work on behalf of U.S. citizens suffering from cancer in getting treatments covered under Medicare Part B. They showed him the love this week by awarding the 6th District Republican their 2013 Medicare Access Champion Award in Kalamazoo.

Citing Fred's "outstanding leadership on behalf of cancer patients and seniors," the award was presented by a group of representatives from health-related firms including Vickie Martin of Senior Services of SW Michigan, Dr. Lynn Gray of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, and Jean Maile of Southwest Michigan Hospice.

The Congressman was pleased to be singled out for his actions saying, "If it wasn't for these community based physicians who keep their doors open for Southwest Michigan cancer patients, it'd be a sorry situation."  He added, "The continuation of Part B means patients can have access to the most affordable and accessible treatment close to home."  
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