Posts tagged ‘Medicare’

April 12, 2014

A peek at a Koch Brothers’ America

Koch David_As some may know David Koch ran as the vice presidential candidate on the Libertarian Party ticket with then presidential candidate,  Edward Clark. They ran against President Jimmy Carter and Republican candidate, Ronald Reagan on a platform which may have appeared somewhat ridiculous then but sounds disturbingly familiar today. Bernie Sanders, senator of Vermont, was kind enough to dig up this election platform on which David Koch ran 34 years ago and, as we’ve seen in recent years, still clings to. Unfortunately, in today’s political environment he appears to be making headway toward, at least, some of his agenda goals.

 

 

 

Here is a sample of the whole wish list;

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February 28, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Five myths about Medicare

Because of Medicare’s size and growth, the health-care program has taken center stage on the campaign trail and in Capitol Hill discussions about the federal budget deficit. Medicare covers almost one in six Americans and comprises about 15 percent of the federal budget, but it is often misunderstood. Let’s take a few minutes to separate fact from fiction.
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February 1, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Medicare Seen as Battleground Issue in Congressional Races

WASHINGTON — A Republican plan to remake Medicare, set forth in a budget blueprint devised by Representative Paul D. Ryan, has largely faded from public view. But it is about to come back in a big way as Democrats try to win control of the House by battering Republicans over Medicare in Congressional races around the country.

House Republicans voted overwhelmingly last year for the “Ryan budget,” which would give Medicare beneficiaries a fixed amount of money to buy coverage from competing private health plans.

Democrats are using the Medicare issue to attack Republicans, just as Republicans used it to beat Democrats two years ago.
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December 22, 2011

Did Politifact Opt for the Political Choice?

This week the Pulitzer Prize winning political fact check website, Politifact, chose for its 2011 Lie of the Year the Democrat claim that Republicans voted to end Medicare as part of Paul Ryan’s budget plan, which instead privatizes significant portions of the program. While the claim was false, there is debate over whether or not it was an appropriate choice. Was the often repeated falsehood influential or widespread enough to meet the criteria for the biggest lie of 2011?

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