Democrats Vow To Fight GOP On Medicare: ‘We Will Win. You Will Lose.’
Republicans have been floating the idea to overhaul Medicare, while Democrats vow to defend it.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Democrats Relish Coming Battle Over Medicare
Democrats spoiling for a new fight after Donald Trump’s shocking presidential victory last month may have found the one they wanted. With Trump’s inauguration still six weeks away, Republicans already are promising to use their total control of Congress and the presidency to make major changes to Medicare, which for more than 50 years has paid health care costs for millions of seniors — Democrats and Republicans alike. Democrats are convinced that fighting against changes in the iconic insurance program would put them on the side of the angels with many of the nation’s aging voters. (Wildermuth, 12/7)
Democrats Vow To Fight 'Tooth And Nail' Against Medicare Cuts
Democratic leaders on Wednesday vowed to fight “tooth and nail” against any Republican push to change Medicare so that it relies more on private insurers. “I say to my Republican colleagues: Turn back because we will fight you on this tooth and nail. We will win. You will lose,” Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the incoming Democratic leader said at a press conference. He was joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), as well as liberal groups that were delivering to Republican leaders a petition against Medicare cuts with over 1 million signatures. (Sullivan, 12/7)