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Reid: Republican Plan To Kill Medicare Would Shatter A Cornerstone Of Our Society, Break Our Promise To The Elderly And Sick

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: “This will be a busy week in the Senate.  We have to renew the Patriot Act.  It’s not a perfect law, but it plays an important…

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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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DPCC Releases National And State-By-State Data Revealing The Devastating Impact Of GOP’s Medicare- Ending Budget On Seniors’ Health Care Costs And Private Sector Jobs

Republican Budget Will Eliminate More Than 2 Million Private Sector Jobs and Force Seniors to Pay $6,359 More For Health Care – More Than Doubling Their Annual Costs From Day One, Republicans’ Reckless Plan Will Force Millions of Seniors to Pay More for Prescription Drugs and Wellness Visits New Interactive State-by-State Map, With Data, Can…

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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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Senator Whitehouse Statement On Medicare Trustees’ Report

Washington, D.C.—Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse released the following statement on today’s Medicare Trustees’ Report: “The Medicare Trustees’ report projects that Medicare will remain solvent through 2024.  This is a slight reduction from last year’s projection, caused largely by the pace of economic recovery.  Without the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare would have gone bankrupt…

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No Retreat For House GOP On Medicare

After Day Of Confused Messaging, House GOP Leaders Re- Commit To Plan To End Medicare As We Know It Schumer: GOP Tried To Throw Medicare Privatization Plan Overboard But It Is An Anchor Still Tied Around Their Ankles WASHINGTON, DC—Earlier this week, there were reports that House Republicans might remove their plan to end Medicare…

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No Retreat For House GOP On Medicare

After Day Of Confused Messaging, House GOP Leaders Re- Commit To Plan To End Medicare As We Know It Schumer: GOP Tried To Throw Medicare Privatization Plan Overboard But It Is An Anchor Still Tied Around Their Ankles WASHINGTON, DC—Earlier this week, there were reports that House Republicans might remove their plan to end Medicare…

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POLL: GOP Plan To End Medicare “Wildly Unpopular”

Key point: “Changes to Medicare and Medicaid remain wildly unpopular and more than two-thirds of registered voters want to repeal Bush-era tax cuts for households that make more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.” Voters Dislike GOP Plan to Change Medicare, Medicaid By Patrick O’Connor Republicans have some selling to…

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Reid Spokesman: Why Don’t Senate Republicans Want To Vote On Plan To End Medicare They’ve Previously Praised?

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today: “After Senate Republican leaders spent weeks embracing House Republicans’ plan to end Medicare to give tax breaks to millionaires, why are they suddenly afraid to vote on it? They’ve already praised this plan to end Medicare as we know…

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Republicans Face Backlash At Home Over Plan To End Medicare

New York Times: House G.O.P. Members Face Voter Anger Over Budget. “In central Florida, a Congressional town meeting erupted into near chaos on Tuesday as attendees accused a Republican lawmaker of trying to dismantle Medicare while providing tax cuts to corporations and affluent Americans. At roughly the same time in Wisconsin, Representative Paul D. Ryan,…

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