Paul Ryan Claimed That The GOP Budget Does Cut Benefits for Today’s Seniors. “Our budget says if you’re 55 years of age or above, we’re not changing your Medicare benefits at all.” [Fox News, 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 Wisconsin, more than 69,100 seniors would pay $39 million more for prescription drugs in 2012 alone under the Republican plan. [DPCC Report]
The Republican plan could force at least 20,400 Wisconsin seniors to pay over $2.1 million more for annual wellness visits in 2012. [DPCC Report]