The truth is that the best way to deal with our long term fiscal situation is to grow our economy. That means creating jobs and putting people back to work.
The American people want one thing. They want jobs, good jobs, jobs that pay the bills. Give people back their dignity and get people back on track with the American dream. Our nation deserves nothing less.
Medicare is needed now more than ever. In 1965, only 51 percent of seniors had health care coverage. Thanks to Medicare, virtually all seniors have health care coverage today.
It’s been more than 175 days since the GOP took control of the House, and the only jobs bills to come to the floor this Congress have been Democratic proposals – the GOP voted no on every one of course.
I will continue to work with my Democratic colleagues to uphold our promise to seniors today and to future generations so that Medicare continues to serve as a source of health for all Americans.
Democrats vow to continue to work for America’s seniors and to ensure that Medicare will be there for future generations.
As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Medicare, we are reminded of the promise made to our nation’s seniors – that is, the promise of health care and security.
The House GOP's budget would double the annual premiums that seniors would pay for Medicare over the next decade, increase out-of-pocket medical expenses, raise the cost of prescription drugs, and line the pockets of private insurance companies.
Instead of standing with families on Main Street, Republicans are looking out for Wall Street speculators by cutting vital funding to the very agency responsible for cracking down on oil speculation.