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Reid: Republican Plan To Kill Medicare Is A Plan To Make The Rich Richer And The Sick Sicker

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the Republican plan to kill Medicare. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This vote is about more than public policy.  It is about priorities.  It is about whether we hold fast to our values, or break our promises.…

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Reid: Voters Resoundingly Reject Republican Plan To Dismantle Medicare

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Republican plan to end Medicare. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: For weeks, Americans old and young have been speaking out against the Republican plan to kill Medicare. It’s not just Democrats.  Republicans have been speaking out…

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Republicans Continue To Face Backlash At Home Over Their Plan To End Medicare

Associated Press: Protesters Greet Paul Ryan in Chicago. “Dozens of protesters carrying signs and chanting ‘Tax the rich’ marched outside a hotel in downtown Chicago to protest a speech by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan is the architect of the Republican budget plan, which includes a controversial proposal to turn Medicare into a voucher program.…

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JEC State-By-State Analysis Shows That The Republican Budget Will More Than Double What Older Americans Have To Pay For Health Care In Every State

Washington, DC – A new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) finds that in each state in the country, out-of-pocket health care costs will more than double for residents turning 65 in 2022 under the Republican budget plan passed by House Republicans in April. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated…

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Secretary Sebelius, Senate Dems Reveal: Despite False Republican Claims, Extreme House Budget Would Force Seniors Currently Enrolled In Medicare To Pay More For Health Care And Prescription Drugs On Day One

GOP Has Defended Medicare Plan By Wrongly Claiming It Would Not Affect Anyone 55 and Over—In Fact, Out-of-Pocket Costs For Rx Drugs and Preventative Care Would Immediately Increase Under GOP Budget Millions of Seniors In “Donut-Hole” Would Pay over $9,300 more for Rx Drugs by 2020 Senate Dems Release New National And State-by-State Report on Increased Cost Current…

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Reid Spokesman: GOP Should Admit Their Plan Hikes Drug Prices For Seniors To Finance Tax Breaks For The Rich

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to continued lies from Republicans about their dangerous plan to finance tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires by ending Medicare in ten years and immediately reopening the doughnut hole for today’s seniors: “Spin can’t change the fact that…

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New Report: GOP Budget Would Immediately Repeal ‘Donut Hole’ Fix, Costing Seniors Additional $44B In Rx Drug Costs Through 2020

Republican Budget Would Roll Back ‘Donut Hole’ Fix; New Reform That Just Took Effect Provides 50% Discount To Seniors Who Hit Gap In Medicare Drug Coverage New State-By-State Report Outlines Devastating Immediate Impact On Nation’s Seniors—Next Year Alone, Seniors Currently In Donut Hole Would Pay An Additional $2.2 Billion For Prescription Drugs Senators: ‘Extreme GOP…

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Republicans’ Rough Day: News Coverage Spotlights How Republicans’ Plan Would End Medicare, Raise Health Care Costs For Seniors

Overwhelmingly Negative Coverage Of Ryan Budget Exposes Radical Plans To “End Medicare,” “Shift Healthcare Costs To Elderly,” “Force Seniors To Pay More For Healthcare” – Probably Not What Republicans Were Hoping For Wall Street Journal: Ryan Plan Would Mean “Higher Out-Of-Pocket Costs And Greater Limits To Coverage.” “The House Republican plan for overhauling Medicare would…

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Reid: Republicans’ Dangerous Repeal Plan Would Balloon Deficit, While Hurting Sick Children And Small Businesses

Washington, DC—A year after the Affordable Care Act became law, Republicans are still fighting yesterday’s battles. But their wrongheaded repeal plan would raise taxes on small businesses, increase prescription drug prices for seniors and allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to sick children. And they conveniently ignore the fact that their dangerous repeal plan…

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Memo: Republicans’ Reckless Plans Would Drive Up Drug Prices for Seniors, Put Sick Kids At Risk And Explode Our Deficit

To: Interested Parties Fr: Democratic Policy and Communications Center Re: Republicans’ Reckless Plans Would Drive Up Drug Prices for Seniors, Put Sick Kids At Risk And Explode Our Deficit While Democrats have moved on to creating jobs, after a year, Republicans are still obsessed with yesterday’s battles. There are various reckless Republican plans to take…

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