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Entry Title Date
Protecting Seniors’ Access To Medicare Act Of 2015 June 18, 2015
Gus Bilirakis, R-FL
"Seniors rely on Medicare, as well as the doctors who will see them. If this unelected, unaccountable Board cuts reimbursement rates, doctors will stop seeing Medicare patients. That is bad for the 180,000 seniors in my district."
Medicare Advantage Coverage Transparency Act Of 2015 June 17, 2015
Kevin Brady, R-TX
"Knowledge is power. Knowledge of Medicare Advantage and who is receiving it in whose district we think is very important to strengthening Medicare as an entire program going forward."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report May 5, 2015
Debbie Stabenow, D-MI
"We stand up for Social Security and Medicare. This budget has $430 billion in cuts to Medicare, and it doesn’t say where they come from. It is proposing a structure that would actually eliminate Medicare as we know it and turn it into some kind of a voucher system or some other kind of system that is not guaranteed care under Medicare. We believe in protecting Medicare and Social Security."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report—Continued May 5, 2015
Jon Tester, D-MT
"Under this budget, every penny proposed in the overseas contingency operations account—that is $187 billion—is going to be borrowed from China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and others. The majority once again favors tax breaks for the wealthiest among us over plans to strengthen the middle class—a middle class that has been the envy of the world. But under this blueprint, the $2,500 tax credit that helps students with the cost of tuition disappears. The benefit under the child tax credit gets smaller, and American middle-class folks get squeezed. The majority continues to reward companies that ship jobs overseas instead of creating jobs right here in the United States. This budget drastically cuts and ends Medicare as we know it, and it opens up the door to the sale of our public lands."
Personal Explanation April 21, 2015
Raul Ruiz, D-CA
"This disastrous Republican budget puts an end to Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher program that makes health care more expensive and less accessible for seniors. Thousands of seniors in my district rely on Medicare, and this backwards budget proposal threatens the retirement security of seniors living in our desert and across the nation. Our priority should be to strengthen Medicare by reducing health care costs and improving patient outcomes."

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