Some Democrats and seniors' groups rallied today on Capitol Hill and elsewhere to protest the Medicare reform bill that may be debated in Congress later this week. Calling the $400 billion prescription drug plan a "shameful Republican bill," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said her party will "work day and night against this." Sens. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) also called for efforts to halt the legislation at an Alliance for Retired Americans rally. At a separate rally in front of the headquarters of the AARP, which earlier endorsed the compromise Medicare bill, some seniors cut up their AARP membership cards. -- by Jeff Tieman
Democrats, some senior groups protest Medicare bill
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