Patrick Morrisey

principal staff author of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003


Partner in the healthcare practice of Sidley Austin; former Deputy Staff Director and Chief Health Counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and principal staff author of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

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President Bush and the Republican Congress created the  Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003 .

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President Bush and the Republican Congress created the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003 .

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