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
President Obama is pushing back against the Republican lies about Medicare while celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.
It would be difficult for even Fox News to argue against the idea that Republicans only campaign, and act, according to the will of the Koch brothers, and two candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are already vying to impress, and best serve the interests of, the Koch brothers, not the American people.
Jeb Bush told an audience at a Koch brothers' sponsored Americans for Prosperity event in New Hampshire, that we need to phase out Medicare.
The 61 House Democrats led by Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva are demanding a new funding mechanism for the cost of TAA for displaced workers; but they did not call for a corporate tax hike to cover the cost. Why? Because this is America and corporations get a free ride which is precisely why Washington politicians let corporations write the trade agreement in secret.
It is glaringly obvious that for regardless the reason Senator Sanders self-labels himself as a "democratic socialist," or whatever negative connotations that label socialist has according to constant harping by Republicans, most Americans support Mr. Sanders' policies.
Republicans in the Senate have discovered yet another means of cutting Medicare to add insult to injury from the already damage-ridden Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement that benefits no-one but the big corporations who wrote the ill-advised proposal.
What is missing from the long list of Koch demands to abolish virtually the entire government is exactly how it will help Americans.
The same people that apparently hate the libertarian Koch brothers are looking on Rand Paul as a decent human being; a monumental error one expects moronic Republicans to make, but not anyone on the left.
In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation, the US House overwhelmingly passed a Medicare payment overhaul bill on Thursday.