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Senate Dems Call For Republican Plan To End Medicare To Be Taken Off The Table In Debt Talks

Despite the Public’s Overwhelming Rejection of the Proposal, Republican Leaders Continue Insisting Their Plan to Dismantle Medicare Be Part of Agreement to Avoid Default on Nation’s Debt Republicans’ Reckless Plan Would Jeopardize Seniors’ Current Benefits and Double Their Out-of-Pocket Costs, Leaving Them At The Mercy Of Private Insurance Companies In Letter to Vice President Biden,…

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National Journal: GOP Budget “Would Begin Affecting Millions Of Seniors Almost Immediately”

Key Point: “The policies in the House GOP budget, if enacted, would begin affecting millions of seniors almost immediately by increasing their costs for prescription drugs and probably long-term care. Further, Medicare costs could rise over time if healthier seniors choose to abandon the traditional benefit program.” Safe Over 55? Maybe Not. Republicans say their…

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Harry Reid: GOP Would Cut Health Insurance for 1.7 Million Kids

This blog post by Nevada Senator Harry Reid also appeared on MomsRising.org and The Huffington Post. Having grown up in a family that could not afford health care, I know how difficult it can be to go to a doctor when you need one. That’s one of the reasons I worked on health insurance reform.…

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Reid Spokesman: Republicans Holding U.S. Credit Hostage, Now Saying They Won’t Accept Deficit Reduction Unless It Includes Medicare Cuts

Washington, D.C.– Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, made the following statement today: “Republicans are holding the United States’ credit hostage to ram through their plan to end Medicare. They are now saying they won’t accept any plan to reduce the deficit unless it also cuts Medicare. Voters have resoundingly rejected this ideological…

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Reid: Senate Democrats Will Never Support A Plan To Balance The Budget On The Backs Of America’s Seniors

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding continued attempts by Republicans to push a plan to kill Medicare: “Republicans need to wake up and smell the coffee: people in Nevada and across the country oppose the Republican plan to kill Medicare. We saw people’s opposition on full display during Tuesday’s special…

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Reid: El Pueblo Abrumadoramente Rechaza El Plan Republicano Para Acabar Con El Medicare

25 de mayo de 2011 Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaracionesen el pleno del Senado sobre el plan republicano para acabar con el Medicare. Ese plan que afectaría el futuro de la comunidad hispana desproporcionadamente ya que 3,1 millones de latinos participan en el programa y 26% de los…

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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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Fact Check: Cornyn Falsely Claims That GOP Plan Won’t End Medicare

Cornyn Claims That Republicans Don’t Want to End Medicare… Cornyn: “I will say that Republicans do not want to end Medicare as we know it.  That is an intentional Falsehood. That is a Lie.” [Cornyn Floor Speech, 5/25/11] …But The Wall Street Journal Does Not Agree. “The [Republican] plan would essentially end Medicare.”  [Wall Street…

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Fact Check: Ryan Falsely Claims Gop Budget Does Not Dramatically Cut Seniors’ Benefits

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…

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Fact Check: Johanns Falsely Claims GOP Budget Does Not Touch Current Seniors’ Benefits

Senator Mike Johanns Argued that That The GOP Budget Maintains Benefits for Today’s Seniors. Johanns emphasizes that the Republican budget,  “… protects the benefits for every American over age 55.”  [Politico, 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…

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