(Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. Speaker, according to the experts at CMS, the Democrats' health care bill is bad news for seniors. Seniors citizens have a right to know that the cost for Pelosi's trillion dollar government takeover of health care is paid for with almost $500 billion in Medicare cuts.
First, millions of seniors will lose their health plans. The experts predict that enrollment in Medicare Advantage will decline 64 percent, and that Medicare benefits will be cut for 11 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage.
Second, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the Democrat health plan will increase the cost of Medicare prescription drug premiums by 20 percent. Seniors will literally lose their right to choose. Cutting the benefits seniors are entitled to in the name of creating government-run health insurance is just wrong.
Seniors want, need, and deserve better from America.
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