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Reid: Medicine Has Changed, Need For Medicare Has Not

Republicans Would Trade Seniors’ Sense of Security for Tax Breaks for Corporate Jets Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on Medicare. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Often very good ideas – no matter how important – take time to ripen. And even when they…

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Republicans Love Polls…They Should Listen to Them

IF REPUBLICANS LOVE POLLS SO MUCH… Senator Inhofe: “And the American people have caught on. Just look at the polls.” [Press Release, 12/17/09] Senator McConnell:“You’ve seen the polls. They’re unanimous.” [Press Conference, 11/17/09] Senator McConnell: “If you look at the poll data, all of these published polls, going back over the last few weeks, the…

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Reid: Reducing Jobs Deficit Just As Important To Americans As Reducing Budget Deficit

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on Libya and on Democrats’ efforts to create jobs and protect Medicare. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Yesterday my friends, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, introduced a…

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Putting Seniors At Risk, Republican Budget Will Force More Than 7 Million Seniors To Pay More For Cancer Prevention And Treatment Starting Next Year

The Republican budget reflects upside-down priorities – it protects tax breaks for those at the top, but forces seniors to pay more for cancer prevention and treatment starting next year, including cancer medications and screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies.  Since passing their reckless budget, Republicans nationwide have continued to make the false claim that their…

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Senate Democrats To McConnell: To Find Savings In Medicare, Build On Delivery System Reforms And Leave Seniors’ Benefits Alone

The Affordable Care Act Provided Important Tools That Have Already Shown Massive Potential For Savings, Without Cutting Seniors’ Benefits ‘Delivery System Reforms’ Save Money by Improving the Quality of Care and Reducing Readmissions, Reducing Administrative and Medical Errors, And Increasing Coordination Across Care Providers Fully Implementing Reforms and Expanding Existing Pilot Programs Could Save Hundreds…

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Reid: If Republicans Are Serious About Reducing Spending, Ending Handouts To Oil Companies Should Be An Easy Decision

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the Republican plan to end Medicare and slash Medicaid instead of reducing handouts to oil companies. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I am happy to see Republicans opening up to what Democrats have being saying all along:…

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Shot/Chaser: Senator Barrasso Must Have Only Read Half the Poll

Shot: Senator Barrasso: “A recent CBS poll — actually yesterday — 53 percent of Americans say we have to do something about Medicare.” [GOP Stakeout, 6/14/11] Chaser: SAME POLL: Among independents 58% percent oppose the GOP plan while less than half (43%) of Republicans support it. Overall 58 percent said they were opposed to the…

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Updated Polling Round Up: American Public Strongly Opposes The GOP Plan To End Medicare

So Far In the Month of June , Five Different Polls, All Showing The Same Thing: The American Public Strongly Opposes the GOP Plan to End Medicare CBS News Poll: Support for the Republican Medicare plan: Continue as it is now: 58% Change to a payment program (Republican Plan): 31% Among independents 58% percent oppose…

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Polling Round Up: American People Overwhelmingly Opposed to GOP Medicare Plan

9 Days, Four Different Polls, All Showing The Same Thing: The American Public Strongly Opposes the GOP Plan to End Medicare Washington Post/ABC News Poll: “Republicans Appear to Have Handed Obama an Opening on Medicare in the Budget Blueprint They Adopted This Spring.” Who do you trust to do a better job protecting the Medicare…

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Reid: Republicans Stand In The Way Of Jobs Bill, Continue To Push Plan To End Medicare

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on Republican efforts to block reauthorization of the job-creating Economic Development Authority. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Democrats in the Senate hoped to spend this week creating jobs.  Republicans are doing everything they can to make sure we…

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