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2011-01-18 13:10:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VSP® Vision Care, the nation's largest HMO by membership, announced that it has appointed Cecil Swamidoss as director of federal policy. Based in Washington, D.C., Swamidoss will help develop and implement VSP's Federal lobbying efforts to ensure the company's 55 million members will retain access to stand-alone vision care services under the new national healthcare reform legislation. (Photo:...

2010-10-21 14:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, some 30,000 youth in the U.S. exit foster care without a connection to a permanent family. As a result, they face greater risks of homelessness, unemployment, incarceration and mental illness. About 450 of those youth each year are from the state of Iowa. What has to change to better help these vulnerable young people? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070116/CASEYFAMILYLOGO ) (Logo:...

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2010-09-16 10:45:00

Workers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) may still be using agency computers to view pornography on government time, according to various media reports Wednesday. In a press release distributed through the AVN Media Network, author Tom Hymes states that Grassley claims the NSF "isn't doing enough to curb illicit viewing of porn at work." "For the second time in two months, Grassley has fired off a letter to the agency, letting them know that anonymous sources within the bureaucracy...

2010-07-19 10:11:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fox Insurance Company agreed July 9 to wire $13.6 million in overdue payments for Medicare Part D prescription drug claims to the administrators of its plan - ProCare Pharmacy Benefit Management, Inc. - which is currently closing claims and beginning to process payments for claims from the period of Feb. 16-28, 2010 in order to provide long-awaited reimbursements to independent community pharmacies for providing prescription drugs to...

2010-07-19 07:15:00

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 24, 2010, the office of United States Senator Charles Grassley released a report entitled "Ghostwriting in Medical Literature" highlighting his concern "about the lack of transparency that exists in medical ghostwriting." The report rightly calls for more uniform disclosure of financial and editorial support in medical publications and more specificity in acknowledging editorial assistance. However, one heading in the report states...

2010-04-21 11:47:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to newly introduced legislation from Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) extending subsidies to corn ethanol and the 54-cents per gallon tariff on imported ethanol - particularly sugarcane ethanol from Brazil - for five more years, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement. The statement should be attributed to Joel Velasco, UNICA's Chief Representative in North America. Sugarcane...

2010-03-24 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent Women's Voice CEO Heather Higgins today announced the launch of SomeAreMoreEqual.com, a web site designed to draw attention to the so-called "Leadership and Committee Staff Carve-Out" provision exempting key congressional staffers from some of the requirements of the health spending bill signed into law just yesterday. "In our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that 'All men are created equal,'" said Higgins....

2009-12-16 09:38:00

AARP Illinois Disappointed By Senate Vote Against Lower Prescription Drug Prices CHICAGO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night rejected an amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would help make prescription drugs more affordable by allowing for the safe and legal importation of lower priced drugs from abroad. The bipartisan amendment, endorsed by AARP and sponsored by Senators Dorgan, Snowe, McCain, Grassley and Stabenow, would have...

2009-12-15 20:50:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SUMMARY: The U.S. Senate today rejected an amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would have helped make prescription drugs more affordable by allowing for the safe and legal importation of lower priced drugs from abroad. The bipartisan amendment, endorsed by AARP and sponsored by Senators Dorgan, Snowe, McCain, Grassley and Stabenow, would have improved competition and helped to bring down the skyrocketing costs of...

2009-12-13 14:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to pass the spending bill, which includes the NADA-backed dealer rights provision: "NADA commends the Senate and House leaders who fought to keep the dealer rights amendment in the spending bill. We look forward to the President signing this into law soon. "The dealer rights provision will provide affected General Motors and...