New York's 18th District (NY - 18)
Nan Hayworth voted for a plan that the Wall Street Journal says “would essentially end Medicare,” and force seniors to pay $6,400 more each year for out of pocket healthcare expenses while giving tax breaks to millionaires and Big Oil companies. Hayworth voted to give federal contracts to companies that ship American jobs overseas, and she even voted to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood and against allowing a woman to make her own healthcare decisions.
Voted for Ryan Budget That “Would Essentially End Medicare.” On April 15, 2011, Hayworth voted for the Republican budget plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan. The Wall Street Journal wrote, “The plan would essentially end Medicare, which now pays most of the health-care bills for 48 million elderly and disabled Americans, as a program that directly pays those bills.” [H Con. Res. 34, Vote #277, 4/15/11; Wall Street Journal, 4/04/11]
Ryan Budget Gives Tax Breaks To Millionaires And Big Oil, $6,400 Medical Bill To Seniors. “People with incomes over $1 million would receive average tax cuts of $125,000 a year” under the Ryan budget plan, which also protects $40 billion in tax breaks for oil companies. However, the average senior’s annual out-of-pocket costs would more than double – from $6,150 to $12,500, or by $6,350. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 4/20/11, 4/07/11]
Voted To Allow Government Contracts With Companies Shipping American Jobs Overseas. In January 2011, Hayworth voted against a motion that would not allow government spending on contracts with companies determined to have outsourced American jobs abroad. The motion to recommit required the Rules Committee to report an amendment that would specify that, when the House Budget Committee chairman set a discretionary spending limit for the remainder of fiscal 2011, no spending would be allocated for a contract with a company the Labor secretary determined to have shipped jobs abroad. [H Res 38, Vote #19, 1/25/11; CQ Today, 1/25/11]
Voted To Defund Planned Parenthood, Undermine A Woman’s Right To Choose. In 2011, Hayworth voted for a bill that would prohibit Planned Parenthood and its affiliates from receiving federal funding. She also voted for a bill which undermined and harmed women’s health by limiting access and funding for abortions. [HR 1, Pence amendment #11, Vote #93, 2/18/11; The Hill, 4/12/11; HR 3, Vote #292, 5/04/11; The Hill, 5/04/11]