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CHRIS MATTHEWS
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IS AMERICA BEAUTIFUL WITHOUT MEDICARE?

40 million people 65 and older and eight million younger people with disabilities rely on Medicare for access to health insurance. The median income for these households is $25,000 a year, about $20,000 less than the average American household.

Yet Paul Ryan, Romney's former VP candidate, wants to eliminate Medicare as we know it.

He wishes to replace it with a "premium support" voucher program that would take away those government-provided benefits and impose heavy burdens on senior citizens and low-income beneficiaries in poor health.

Ryan has refused to include adequate safeguards that would protect seniors and low-income citizens from skyrocketing healthcare costs, meaning that the most at-risk Americans who couldn't afford healthcare insurance under the plan would go uncovered and unprotected.




decrease Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other social program spending, as a percentage of GDP, to their lowest levels since 1950, when many of these programs didn't even exist

Those making more than $1 million a year would receive an average tax cut of $265,000

reduce access to health care for huge numbers of seniors; diminish quality of care; increase costs for beneficiaries; and decrease investment in new technologies

dramatically increase economic inequality in America, already ranked as one of the most worst in the developed world

use money from cutting Medicare to pay for the lost revenues of Ryan's massive tax cuts for the rich
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