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Fact Sheet: Republicans Continue To Hide True Cost To Seniors Of Their Plan To End Medicare

Republicans’ Plan Would Cost Millions Of Seniors $2.2 Billion In Benefits Next Year Alone, Despite Continued Republican Claims To Their Constituents That It Would “Not Touch Benefits” Since passing their reckless budget plan last week, Republicans nationwide have continued to make the false claim that their plan protects today’s seniors. But seniors need to know…

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Fact Sheet: One Year After BP Disaster, Republicans Give Tax Breaks To Big Oil Paid For By Re-Opening The Donut Hole For Seniors

Republican Budget Protects $44 Billion In Tax Breaks For Big Oil And Gas Companies While Cutting Prescription Drug Benefits For Seniors By The Same Amount Republican Budget Protects Nearly $44 Billion in Tax Loopholes and Subsidies For Oil and Gas Companies While Forcing Seniors To Pay the Same Amount in Additional Costs for their Prescription…

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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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Fact Check On Senator Kyl

SHOT Senator Jon Kyl: “So it’s simply incorrect to say that millions of seniors would be directly affected by the Ryan budget with respect to their Medicare coverage.”  [Kyl Floor Speech, 4/14/11] CHASER New Report: GOP Budget Would Immediately Repeal ‘Donut Hole’ Fix, Costing Seniors An Additional $2.2 Billion in Rx Drug Costs Just Next…

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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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Senate Democratic Women Call On Republicans To End Continued Assault On Women’s Health

Washington, DC—Today, Senate Democratic women joined together to urge their Republican colleagues to vote against the upcoming resolutions that would eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood and roll back health care reform, and to end a continued legislative assault on women’s health care options. The Senators highlighted the devastating impacts these resolutions would have on women…

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Republican Plan To Shutdown Medicare Will Raise Seniors’ Premiums And Cut Benefits For More Than 20 Million Americans

Democrats want to cut federal spending and require government to live within its means, and favor a responsible approach to reducing the deficit that will strengthen our economy. The new Republican budget reflects upside-down priorities – it protects special interest subsidies and tax breaks for those at the top, and cuts deep into the heart…

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Schumer, In Senate Floor Speech, Urges Rep. Ryan To Go Back To Drawing Board On Budget That Cuts Medicare To Pay For Millionaire Tax Breaks

Ryan Proposal Would Take Savings From Medicare Cuts To Bring Millionaires’ Tax Rates To Lowest Level Since Herbert Hoover Schumer: When It Comes To Tackling Rising Medicare Costs, President Did It First—And Did It Better—In Healthcare Law Senator Says President’s Speech on Deficit Reduction Will Draw Important Contrast with House GOP Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Senator…

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Reid: Tea Party Willing To Throw Women Under The Bus Even If It Means Shutting Down The Government

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding budget negotiations. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “My wife and I have been married for more than 50 years.  We have one daughter and nine granddaughters.  I love these women. “One day, one of them may need a cancer…

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Senate Republicans Calling On House Republicans Not To Shut Down The Government Over Women’s Health

Sen. Tom Coburn: “My Recommendation To My Friends In The House Is … Why Don’t You Take The Spending And Let’s Get On To The Budget.” Last night, Sen. Tom Coburn told MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, “The one thing I’ve learned in my years here is there’s one reason to talk about something, if you want…

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