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]