Keep Your Hands Off My Medicare!

Posted May 6th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Katrina vanden Heuvel for the Nation – It’s been a common refrain of politicians in Washington for as long as the capitol has been unpopular: “It’s good to get outside...Continue reading.

Republican and Democratic Plans for Medicare and Medicaid Misguided

Posted April 28th, 2011 in News, Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
Push for Privatization will Accelerate Costs and Deaths By Margaret Flowers, M.D. for FireDogLake – Leadership in Washington recognizes the damage our soaring health care spending...Continue reading.

What we’re not being told about Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

Posted April 28th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
The mainstream media has failed to report that the Ryan plan is a privatization program that will hand $30tn to insurers By Dean Baker for the Guardian – The film Casablanca...Continue reading.

House Republicans Propose $4 Trillion in Cuts Over Decade

Posted April 4th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Carl Hulse for the New York Times – House Republicans plan this week to propose more than $4 trillion in federal spending reductions over the next decade by reshaping popular...Continue reading.

WSJ/NBC Poll: Hands Off Medicare, Social Security

Posted March 3rd, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
Many Deem Big Cuts to Entitlements ‘Unacceptable,’ but Retirement and Means Testing Draw Support By NEIL KING JR. and SCOTT GREENBERG for the WSJ – WASHINGTON—...Continue reading.

Medicaid Roulette

Posted March 2nd, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
If the GOP has its way, states could take full control over health care for the poor (snip, snip). By Suzy Khimm for Mother Jones – Republicans have a new target, and its name...Continue reading.

Wisconsin Union Battle Masks Medicaid Tensions

Posted February 25th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Christopher Weaver for Kaiser Health News – Hiding out at a secret location in Illinois, Wisconsin state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout ends every media interview with the same warning:...Continue reading.

New York Medicaid Panel Backs Cuts

Posted February 25th, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Thomas Kaplan for the New York Times – ALBANY — In an unexpected vote, a committee appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut billions in health care spending approved on...Continue reading.

Top Obama Economic Aide: Social Security Reform Not A Part Of Discussion On Fiscal Future

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
By Sam Stein for Huffington Post – Lost amid the budget battles in Congress and the anti-union legislation being considered in several states has been the White House’s...Continue reading.

The only hoax here is the so-called crisis

Posted February 22nd, 2011 in Updates by Hands Off Our Medicare
Social Security’s critics are stoking baseless fears. By Theodore R. Marmor and Jerry L. Mashaw for Philly.com – The continuing discourse about the federal budget deficit...Continue reading.