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WASHINGTON, D.C— Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4th, at 2:00pm, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will be joined by Medicare and retiree advocates to support strengthening Medicare through reducing overpayments to private plans. 48,000 signatures collected from seniors across the country supporting eliminating insurance industry subsidies will also be presented to Congress. WHAT: Press Conference on strengthening and protecting Medicare WHEN: 2:00pm tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 WHO: Senator Edward M. Kennedy Max Richtman, Vice President, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Ed Coyle, Executive Director, Alliance for Retired Americans Sadie Coleman, Medicare Beneficiary, Vice President, MD/DC Chapter, Alliance for Retired Americans WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 428 ###