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Rep. Gerlach Touts Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act at Capitol Hill Rally

Sep 20, 2006  - Today, Congressman Jim Gerlach joined several colleagues, breast cancer advocacy groups, Lifetime Television and singer-songwriter Jewel at a morning press conference to urge quick action on H.R. 1849, the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Reps. Sue Kelly (R-NY... More

Gerlach Supports Efforts to Waive Prescription Drug Plan Late Enrollment Penalty

May 19, 2006  -  Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-06) released the following statement today during a press conference for H.R. 3599, bipartisan legislation that would eliminate for this year the late enrollment penalty for seniors interested in signing up for Medicare’s new prescription drug benefit. This legislat... More

Energy Appropriations Bill includes funding for 6th District projects

May 24, 2005  - Congressman Jim Gerlach today lauded passage of H.R. 2419, the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2006. The legislation, which passed the House by an overwhelming bipartisan majority late Tuesday, included $1 million for projects in Berks and Montgo... More

Prescription Drugs and Medicare’s Changing Role
Apr 2, 2004  - The needs of our senior citizens have changed drastically since Medicare was first enacted nearly 40 years ago. Long gone are the days when hospital stays and surgeries made up the bulk of seniors’ annual medical expenses. Today, it’s expensive prescription medications burdening seniors on fixed... More

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