Senate Democrats

Murray Statement On Republican Proposal To Shut Down Medicare

Washington, D.C.Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray released the following statement today regarding the Republican proposal to shut down Medicare and cut health care for kids on Medicaid:

“Shutting down government is apparently not enough, now Republicans have taken aim at shutting down Medicare as we know it. The bottom line on the Republican plan is that it would dismantle Medicare for tens of millions of Americans. I’m also deeply concerned that the Republicans’ budget seeks to meet their ‘moral obligation’ to cut the deficit by cutting health care for children on Medicaid. We must do everything we can to responsibly reduce our nation’s debt and keep our economy on the path to prosperity, but we draw the line at penalizing seniors and children for an economic mess they did not create.”