Mar 19, 2004
Dems Fight Back Against Medicare Propaganda
From a Pelosi announcement today:
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez today announced that House Democrats will hold more than 70 events around the country on Medicare and prescription drugs this weekend.
Many members are playing a video featuring trusted former news anchor Walter Cronkite, in which he discusses the new Republican law. The video was produced by Families USA, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on providing high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
Pelosi said: “These meetings and the video explain why the Republican bill is a cruel hoax on seniors - it does not provide a meaningful prescription drug benefit, it creates a $46 billion slush fund for Medicare HMOs, and it leaves seniors with higher out-of-pocket costs and a huge gap in coverage. Democrats are working to repeal this lemon of a law and provide guaranteed, affordable Medicare benefit that negotiates prices and lowers drug costs.”
Also, we have just launched a new Medicare window on our site, and we can proudly say it is probably the most comprehensive history of this bill available.
Get caught up, the recent disgraces are only the tip of the iceberg.
*Also, for the seniors out there, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR4) has produced this Medicare Cost Calculator so you can see first hand what Republicans are sticking you with.