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Baucus, Reid Warn Of Disaster To 50 Million Seniors, Six Million Children From House Continuing Resolution Plan

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) today released a letter from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius detailing the disastrous effects the House of Representatives’ current Continuing Resolution plan, H.J. Res. 59, would have on millions of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and the more…

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Reid Remarks On The Anniversary Of The Affordable Care Act

“In Nevada alone, tens of thousands of seniors have saved tens of millions of dollars on medicines because the Affordable Care Act closed the gap in prescription drug coverage.” “But health reform is not only saving money – it’s saving lives.” “In the richest nation in the world no insurance company will ever again put…

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DPCC Releases National And State-By-State Data Detailing The Gop Budget’s Disastrous Impact On Seniors – Millions Would Pay More For Rx Drugs, Preventive Care

GOP Budget Gives Wealthy More Tax Breaks But Could Raise Each Senior’s Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs by $5,900 GOP Plan Would Force Seniors to Pay $2.5 Billion More In Prescription Drugs Next Year Alone By Reopening Drug ‘Donut Hole’ New State-By-State Reports Showing Devastating Local Impact on Seniors Found Here Washington, D.C. – Today, the…

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GOP Budget Would Cut Billions In Health Benefits For Seniors, Families, And Nursing Home Residents; Would Place Huge Cost Burden On Cash-Strapped States, Pressuring Governors To Raise Taxes

States Would Lose Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Vital Support for the Elderly, Families, and Those in Nursing Homes – Would Be Forced to Dramatically Raise Taxes or Slash Benefits As a Result, 30 Million Americans Could Get Kicked Off Medicaid – Forcing Seniors to Be Denied Critical, Life-Saving Care New State-by-State Analysis of…

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DPCC Releases National And State-By-State Data Revealing The Devastating Impact Of The GOP’s Medicare-Ending Budget

GOP Budget Could Raise Seniors’ Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs By Almost $6,000 In Order To Give Millionaires An Extra $150,000 Tax Break Budget Will Immediately Reopen Prescription Drug ‘Donut Hole’, Costing Current Seniors Over $10,000 by 2020 New State-By-State Reports Showing Devastating Local Impact on Seniors Washington, D.C. – The Democratic Policy and Communications Center (DPCC)…

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Reid: Democrats Will Do Whatever It Takes To Protect The Middle Class And Seniors

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor marking the end of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and on President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Sixty years ago, this nation’s Armed Forces were segregated by race. Thirty-five years ago women weren’t…

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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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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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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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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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