McConnell on MediCare Vote

A Statement from Senator McConnell’s Office on the McCain Amendment…

A Vote Against Medicare

Democrats vote ‘to use Medicare as a piggy-bank to fund their new government programs’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Thursday regarding Senate Democrats’ vote to keep a half-trillion dollar cut to Medicare in the Reid bill:

“If anyone had any question about the Democrat plan to use Medicare as a piggy-bank to fund their new government programs, those doubts are now gone. 58 Democrats just voted to reject a common-sense proposal to protect senior’s health care from a half-trillion dollars in cuts to Medicare. Only in Washington would anyone have the nerve to claim that such drastic cuts won’t harm the very program millions of seniors have paid into for years and now rely on.”

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2 Responses

  1. This just makes me sick. They want to kill off the seniors. This is what it will cut:

    After Minority Leader McConnell’s statement, Senator John Kyl of Arizona made his comments, which included the following.
    …This is about $500 billion in Medicare cuts as follows: $137.5 billion from hospitals who treat seniors; $120 billion from Medicare Advantage, which is the insurance program that provides benefits to seniors which will be cut more than in half as a result of this $120 billion reduction; $14.6 billion from nursing homes that treat seniors; $42.1 billion from home health care for seniors; and $7.7 billion from hospice care, one of the most cruel cuts of all

  2. I wish I had one to cut up.

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