by Penny Starr, CNS News:
Conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell said on Friday that Barack House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) proposal to cut Medicaid spending over time to help balance the federal budget would prevent seniors from seeing the doctor of their choosing.
“And I might add with what they want to do to the Affordable Care Act and what they want to do in the Ryan budget to Medicaid – a trillion dollars over 10 years taken out of Medicaid,” Pelosi said. “Two thirds of that goes to long-term heath care to our seniors.”
“They won’t be able to go to their own doctor if you take this away,” Pelosi said. “So all of this is connected. This is an assault on the stability of health for seniors in our country. An all-out assault.”
Pelosi was speaking at a press conference with Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.). Activists held the event to announce the collection of 1 million signatures on a petition demanding that President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans not only not reform federal entitlements like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security but expand them.
CNSNews.com asked the Democrats how they would pay for the expansion of these federal programs.
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