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Kerry Statement on Supreme Court HMO Decision

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Location: Denver, CO


June 21, 2004

For Immediate Release
Denver, CO

Senator John Kerry today issued the following statement:

"The decision by the Supreme Court today underscores the need for a real Patients' Bill of Rights, one that would hold HMOs accountable for decisions that harm patients by denying necessary care. A real Patients' Bill of Rights has bipartisan support, and it could become law tomorrow if the Bush administration was not standing in the way. Americans deserve a President who will stand up for patients, not one who refuses to hold HMOs accountable when their actions harm patients. As President, I will push for a real Patients' Bill of Rights to ensure that Americans are protected from HMO misconduct and have access to reliable, high-quality health care."

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