Don’t Touch Medicare, Warn Progressive Democrats

Democratic lawmakers joined with leading labor unions and health care advocates Tuesday to urge Republicans and fellow Democrats to preserve Medicare funding during the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Democratic lawmakers joined with leading labor unions and health care advocates Tuesday to urge fellow lawmakers to preserve Medicare funding during the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) decried the potential effects finding savings in the entitlement program would have on the U.S. economy.

“I’m against raising the age eligibility for Medicare,” Waxman said during a briefing on Capitol Hill. “It doesn’t save much money but what it does is takes people who are waiting for their Medicare eligibility and forces them to pay more money. It doesn’t save the government any money, some of these people will be able to buy a policy but some them will end up on Medicaid, it doesn’t strike me as a wise idea.”

Republicans have called for entitlement reform in exchange for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, drawing the ire of progressive Democratic lawmakers and advocates who want no change to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Their focus was on highlighting how Medicaid provides nursing home care for seniors, covers one-third of the nation’s births, delivers preventive and primary care for low income children and grants access to home care for older Americans and people with disabilities.

 

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Sending Troops To Europe Was The Right Thing To Do

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President Obama has made the right move by sending some of our troops to Eastern Europe. It’s not a big number, but they create an important buffer between those countries and Russia’s Red Army.

Report: 44,000 Duplicate Voters In Virginia, Maryland

DOUBLING UP? A new report says 44,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland.

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

TRNS News Notes — 4/24/14

News Notes

Obama Asia tour: we’ll defend Japan
Obama: Ukraine sanctions “teed up”
Navy re-assigns ex-Blue Angels commander
Probe: DHS watchdog altered, delayed reports!
FCC upends itself today on net neutrality
FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

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● Mortgage closings cause consumer pain

● USDA releases $60 million in breastfeeding funds

● FEC unveils an upgrade to website search engine

● Old shipwreck found near Golden Gate Bridge

● Amedisys pays $150 million for Medicare fraud

● Landmarks added to national list

Iraq And Afghanistan Vets To Be Honored In D.C.

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The names of all those who have died in battle since 9/11 will be read aloud at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 24.

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if all four Republican candidates for North Carolina’s senate seat said the sun revolves around the earth?