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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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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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Stabenow Statement On Upside-Down Priorities In New Republican Budget

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Policy and Communications Center’s Vice Chair Debbie Stabenow released the following statement today regarding the Republican budget that would dismantle Medicare and cut deep into the heart of the middle class, while continuing tax giveaways for special interests: “Next year’s Republican budget is a thinly veiled attempt to dismantle Medicare for…

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Reid, Harkin, Sanders, Franken, Blumenthal Highlight Republicans’ Dangerous Plan To End Social Security As We Know It

Addressed Republicans’ Dangerous Plan To Dismantle Social Security, Delay Distribution Of Benefits To Seniors Washington, D.C.–Today Senators Harry Reid, Tom Harkin, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal told Republicans to “Back Off Social Security” during an event with more than 300 of the program’s supporters. The senators  discussed the GOP’s dangerous plan to privatize…

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Reid: Republicans’ Dangerous Repeal Plan Would Balloon Deficit, While Hurting Sick Children And Small Businesses

Washington, DC—A year after the Affordable Care Act became law, Republicans are still fighting yesterday’s battles. But their wrongheaded repeal plan would raise taxes on small businesses, increase prescription drug prices for seniors and allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to sick children. And they conveniently ignore the fact that their dangerous repeal plan…

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Memo: Republicans’ Reckless Plans Would Drive Up Drug Prices for Seniors, Put Sick Kids At Risk And Explode Our Deficit

To: Interested Parties Fr: Democratic Policy and Communications Center Re: Republicans’ Reckless Plans Would Drive Up Drug Prices for Seniors, Put Sick Kids At Risk And Explode Our Deficit While Democrats have moved on to creating jobs, after a year, Republicans are still obsessed with yesterday’s battles. There are various reckless Republican plans to take…

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Schumer: Cantor “Flat Out Wrong” For Wanting To Cut Social Security Benefits

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer issued the following statement today in response to Majority Leader Cantor’s statement that “It is very difficult to balance the budget in the next 10 years without cutting seniors’ benefits now”: “Rep. Cantor’s claim that we need to cut seniors’ Social Security checks today to balance the…

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Fact Sheet: House Republicans’ CR Slashes Investments in Jobs, Security and Education

Slashes Funding for Social Security Administration, Meaning Delays for Seniors and Disabled Americans Awaiting Benefits. The House bill cut funding for the Social Security Administration, meaning half a million Americans who are legally entitled to benefits and would otherwise have received them will instead be waiting for them. Slashes Title I Education Funding, Putting 1…

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Schumer: Republican Plan To Privatize Social Security, Medicare DOA

Washington, DC—Senator Charles E. Schumer made the following statement today regarding Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to eliminate Social Security and Medicare as we know them: “If Paul Ryan’s Roadmap is any indication, the House Republicans’ idea of entitlement reform will be privatizing Social Security and turning Medicare into a voucher system. Any such plans will…

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