Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Speak out against Ryan's Radical Changes to Medicare

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Speak out against Ryan's Radical Changes to Medicare

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Medicare as we know it is in imminent danger.

U.S. Rep. Tom Price, head of the House Budget Committee, has announced that the insurance program for people 65 and older is due for an overhaul, according to The Hill (Nov. 17). No details were offered, but House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to replace the government-operated program with vouchers and tax credits, while also raising the age of eligibility. Check out his website (paulryan.house.gov). It's all there, and it was there when he was re-elected to his seat in Congress on Nov. 8.

Why would Congress consider such a dramatic step? Perhaps because, also on Nov. 8, 62 million voters chose a president who wants to do away with the Affordable Care Act, leaving 20 million people without guaranteed health insurance. …

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