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How Medicare Cuts Will Hurt Seniors

How Medicare Cuts Will Hurt Seniors

July 27, 2019
Verywell Health

SUMMARY: Coverage from Verywell Health shows how 2016 campaign promises by Donald Trump to preserve Medicare have proven to be hollow. The Trump administration has proposed legislation cutting funding for Medicare, but it’s not just the White House.  Republicans in Congress have plans to change Medicare as we know it and their tax bill very […]

House GOP 2019 budget calls for deep Medicare, Medicaid spending cuts

House GOP 2019 budget calls for deep Medicare, Medicaid spending cuts

June 19, 2018
The Hill

SUMMARY: Funding for health care for poor, older and disabled Americans was on the chopping block when the House Republicans offered their budget proposal. Proposed cuts included $537 billion from Medicare, and $1.5 trillion from Medicaid and other health programs. Additionally, the proposal moves toward privatizing Medicare, and imposing new caps on Medicaid.  The budget’s […]

Senate Tax Bill Would Trigger Medicare Cuts

November 28, 2017
AARP

SUMMARY: The American Association of Retired People (AARP) is a nonpartisan organization, and the largest advocacy group dedicated to supporting older Americans. Their 2017 research about the then-proposed Senate tax bill concluded that there could also be severe consequences for Medicare. AARP’s analysis stated that up to $25 billion would be cut from Medicare starting […]

51 GOP Senators Just Voted To Cut $1.5 Trillion from Medicare and Medicaid To Give Super-Rich and Corporations a Tax Cut

51 GOP Senators Just Voted To Cut $1.5 Trillion from Medicare and Medicaid To Give Super-Rich and Corporations a Tax Cut

October 19, 2017
Common Dreams

SUMMARY: News organization Common Dreams collected real-time reactions to the Republican controlled Senate vote on a sweeping budget measure. Fifty-one Republican Senators – with no bi-partisan support – voted to cut $500 million from Medicare and an additional $1 trillion from Medicaid.  Advocates watching the legislation called the vote “despicable” and “horrific,” due to the […]