On Medicare? Don’t vote for Denham
If you are counting on Medicare to cover your healthcare costs, think twice before voting for Jeff Denham. Republican bills and budgets threaten to increase health insurance costs for seniors.
This year, Republican congressional leaders proposed $537 billion in cuts to Medicare over the next decade. To save money, they will increase the age of eligibility, extending the time seniors spend on private plans. They would provide vouchers to seniors to enroll in private plans. That’s odd because Medicare beneficiaries are more satisfied with their plans than those in private plans. Republican legislation would increase the costs of private plans for seniors, too. Last year’s House bill allowed insurance companies to increase the insurance rates for those over 50. AARP estimated that will increase seniors’ premiums $3,000. Yet Jeff Denham voted yes for that bill.
Josh Harder will work to reduce wasteful spending, not increase costs to his constituents.
– Anna Roberts, Modesto