Brown rounds up support to stop GOP on Medicare


Brown rounds up support to stop GOP on Medicare

Columbus Dispatch – During his speech last week on curbing the deficit, President Barack Obama made it clear that he adamantly opposes House Republican plans to transform Medicare from the government paying the health costs of the elderly to a system where seniors would use federal dollars to buy private insurance.

But just in case Obama has any thoughts of compromise, Sen. Sherrod Brown put up a stop sign. The Ohio Democrat circulated a letter in the Senate that the Republican plan “is a reckless and irresponsible way to address the health-care needs of older Americans.” Brown’s letter, which is addressed to Obama, urges

the president to “protect America’s seniors and oppose any attempts to dismantle Medicare.”

By Friday, 33 senators had signed the letter.

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