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Seniors, Working Class Will Pay for the Price of House GOP Tax Bill

By passing their Robin Hood-in-Reverse tax legislation today, House Republicans have sent a crystal-clear message:  the elderly, disabled, poor, and working class are no longer part of the GOP’s vision for America.  

GOP Tax Bill Would Trigger Devastating Cut to Medicare

In their rush to enact a reckless tax bill, Congressional Republicans have overlooked a provision in federal budgetary law that would have immediate and devastating consequences for Medicare.

Using the Chained CPI in the Tax Code:  Will Social Security be Next?

The proposal in the House and Senate Republicans’ tax reform plan to move to a "chained" Consumer Price Index (CPI) to calculate increases in the tax code brackets and the standard deduction can only be seen as part of a broader plan to extend the use of this index when adjusting Social Security benefits for inflation.  It is the elephant’s nose under the tent.

President Trump's HHS Nomination A Bitter Pill for Seniors

The resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price in September presented an opportunity for President Trump to select a nominee who would champion quality, affordable health care for all Americans, including seniors.   Instead, he has tapped a former Big Pharma executive, Alex Azar. This is an ironic choice for a President who has pledged to lower prescription drug prices. 

Medicaid Expansion is An Obvious "Yes" Vote for Older Mainers

Voters have an opportunity to improve healthcare in Maine next Tuesday, including for older residents (age 50-64).  Expanding Medicaid would be especially beneficial to thousands of Mainers in that age group since at least 40 percent have one or more pre-existing condition.

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House GOP Recklessly Pursues Privatization of Medicare in Budget Process

Congress is targeting the health and financial well-being of America’s seniors by making yet another attempt to privatize Medicare. Yesterday the House Budget Committee passed the GOP’s FY 2018 budget resolution, which includes Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Medicare premium support” scheme – an innocuous name for turning time-tested senior health care coverage into “Coupon-Care.”

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