Senate Democrats

Fact Check: Johanns Falsely Claims GOP Budget Does Not Touch Current Seniors’ Benefits

Senator Mike Johanns Argued that That The GOP Budget Maintains Benefits for Today’s Seniors. Johanns emphasizes that the Republican budget,  “… protects the benefits for every American over age 55.”  [Politico, 5/25/11]

…But That Just Isn’t True. The GOP Plan to end Medicare Would Re-Open the Donut Hole, Forcing Millions of Seniors to Pay More for Prescription Drugs From Day One.

Nationwide, nearly four million seniors would pay $2.2 billion more for prescription drugs in 2012 alone under the Republican plan.  [DPCC Report]

In Nebraska, more than 28,000 seniors would pay $16 million more for prescription drugs in 2012 alone under the Republican plan.  [DPCC Report]

The Republican plan could force at least 6,200 Nebraska seniors to pay over $660,500 more for annual wellness visits in 2012. [DPCC Report]

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