Trump's Health Secretary Nominee Won't Commit To Uphold His Promise Not To Cut Medicare Or Medicaid
Rep. Tom Price would not commit to uphold Trump's promises to maintain funding for entitlement programs, ensure health insurance for all, and let Medicare negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.
In Puerto Rico, Concerns Over Health Care Join Fears Over Struggling Economy
The Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis Coalition launched a campaign denouncing reductions to a Medicare program they say disproportionately affects Puerto Ricans. Analysts say the campaign is more about the money health care providers will lose.
Insurance Industry Targets New York Senators On Medicare
A new ad from the Coalition for Medicare Choices, an industry-backed group, groups ObamaCare's cuts to the Medicare Advantage program with the sequester, and urges seniors to call Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The ad begins airing tomorrow, a source says.
Marco Rubio Stars In New Romney Medicare, But Previously Said The Program "Weakened Us As A People"
A new ad released by the Romney campaign features Marco Rubio talking directly to voters about possible changes in Medicare making the pitch for the Romney-Ryan plan. But in an August 2011 speech at the Reagan Presidential Library Rubio said that entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare "actually weakened us as a people.”
Bill Clinton's Biggest Applause Line
The former president ad-libbed a pretty harsh swipe at Paul Ryan during his speech at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton was talking about Ryan's attack on President Obama for cutting money from Medicare, even though Ryan's budget proposal would eliminate the same amount from Medicare, then improvised this zinger.
Obama Attacked McCain For Making Medicare Cuts To Pay For His Health Care Plan: "It Ain't Right"
President Obama often fends off attacks he cut Medicare to pay for ObamaCare. But in 2008, Obama was himself attacking John McCain on parallen terrain, saying his plan cut 800 billion dollars from Medicare to pay for his health care reform plan.