Tag Archive for Medicare

Paul Ryan Has Granny Issues

Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee has released his budget proposal. As expected , Paulie still has some granny issues. Paul Ryan disrespects his elders in order to score points with the most extreme elements of the Republican Party.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plan to end Medicare as we know it

Rep. Paul Ryan delivers speech after being announced as Mitt Romney's pick for the GOP Vice Presidential spot on the ticket. (Photo: Romney 2012)

Last night on FOX, Paul Ryan again attacked President Obama for the very same Medicare savings that he includes in his own budget – and then attempted to walk away from those policies, which he has advocated in Congress as a hallmark of the House Republican agenda, and which Mitt Romney has broadly endorsed as part of the Romney-Ryan Budget time and time again.

Obama Weekly Address: Medicare on a sounder financial footing because of Health Care Reform

“According to a Medicare Trustees report, the steps we took this year to reform the health care system have put Medicare on a sounder financial footing. We’ve made Medicare more solvent by going after waste, fraud, and abuse – not by changing seniors’ guaranteed benefits. In fact, seniors are starting to see that because of health reform, their benefits are getting better all the time.”

Obama Weekly Address: Fair Pay for Doctors

With doctors facing deep cuts in their reimbursements from Medicare unless Congress acts to correct long-standing problems, the President calls on Senate Republicans to stop blocking the remedy and pledges to work toward a permanent solution. The cuts would potentially mean widespread trouble for seniors getting needed care.