Senate Democrats

Baucus Blasts Deep Medicare Cuts In House Republican Proposal

Washington, D.C.Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus released the following statement today blasting House Republican budget proposal to cut more than $2 trillion in health care benefits and nursing home coverage for seniors:

“Independent experts agree the House Plan would make deep cuts to the Medicare benefits seniors count on. It would end Medicare as we know it and funnel Medicare dollars directly into private insurance companies’ pockets.  Under the House plan, seniors’ coverage would be cut drastically, benefits would no longer be guaranteed and seniors’ costs would skyrocket.  We can’t allow the House to balance the budget on the backs of seniors and we won’t – not on my watch.”