While the American people are rightly outraged by the Trump administration's abuse of migrant children, House Republicans proposed a budget that would gut Medicare and Medicaid.
One way to measure the immense failure of the tenure of Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House is how little he was able to accomplish with respect to his pet project of reforming Medicare.
Before running for Vice President with Mitt Romney Ryan was in charge of the budget for the House of Representatives and he was seen as the person who knew more about the federal budget than anyone. And he always said that Medicare was going to be a huge problem and something needed to be done about it.
If this is such a fine piece of legislation, why didn't congressional Republicans rush it to the White House today to get the president's signature on it?
Not only would taxes go up on millions of senior citizens, but the same report also noted that they could see a drop in the benefits they receive from programs like Medicare.
Democratic Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have introduced legislation that would allow people age 55-64 to buy into Medicare. This modified public option would give an additional 41 million Americans access to Medicare.
Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on ABC's This Week that after the insurance markets are stabilized, Democrats will push for all options on the table including making Medicare and Medicaid available to all through a buy in a.k.a. the public option.
For their next act of malevolence after voting to take away health care from 24 million people, House Republicans are plotting to cut $500 billion from Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment benefits in 2018.
"There are ways that we can not only allow the president to keep his promise, but to help him keep his promise by fixing (cutting) some of these programs."
Price as head of HHS will make the GOP attempt to take health insurance from millions of Americans much easier.
The new Republican rule implicitly instructs the CBO not to say how much it will cost taxpayers to repeal Obamacare, because it is frightening.
It would be a mistake to talk about Medicare specifics now. It’s an important issue, but we can’t do everything at once, and we shouldn’t try.
Lewandowski repeated a Trump campaign lie and said: “Donald Trump won the election campaign by the largest majority since Ronald Reagan in 1984.”
Trump promised his base he wouldn’t even think about or entertain any proposal to touch Medicare; now he vows "modernization" with a Paul Ryan coupon.
AARP should be more sensitive to its retired members who are vulnerable to ALEC-supported legislative efforts to eliminate Social Security.
It is possible Paul Ryan is not an avid nativist, but he is a Republican and the fact that he wants a racist to advance his conservative agenda exposes him as bad of a human being as Donald Trump.
"Doctors get paid more if they prescribe really expensive drugs because they get paid a percentage of the cost of the drug as an incentive."
Krugman points out that with GOP control the House, it may take many years before Republicans agree to provide more funding for a healthcare system
The reality is that when Democrats did have majorities in both houses of Congress they were barely able to pass health-care insurance reform
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding Social Security and Medicare cuts in exchange for his vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Kasich dismissed criticism of his attitude as "silly" and said "difficult" changes are necessary in order to stabilize Social Security