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Add a prescription drug benefit under Medicare

I support adding a prescription drug benefit under Medicare because it is the right thing to do. While we need to provide a prescription benefit to our seniors, we must also work to bring the price of prescriptions down. After all, you pay to provide the pharmaceutical companies with billions of dollars in tax breaks. You the taxpayer pay to ensure the pharmaceutical companies pay the lowest tax rate for any industry. As an American you pay more for your prescriptions than any other country in the world.
Source: Campaign website, BurtCohen.org May 11, 2004

Commit federal funds to veterans' health care expenses

Cohen said, "New Hampshire has one of the highest veterans per capita ratio in the nation. S.50 will save money, provide proper health care to our veterans, and at last put our priorities in the right order. S.5 would save the states money and lower Medicaid spending for veterans who now receive health services through the Veterans Health Administration, this would result in savings to states totaling about $640 million over the 2006-2008 period, and $2.2 billion over the 2006-2013 period."
Source: Press Release, `The Real Patriot Act' Nov 5, 2003

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