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Republican Governors Are Bad For Your Health

Conclusive proof that Republican governors are bad for your health – specifically, your potential longevity! [...]

Republicans Want To Cut Healthcare Benefits For 1.3 Million Veterans

Just when we thought they couldn’t stoop any lower (after cutting emergency food benefits for infants, children, women and seniors last week), the Republicans are now going after Veteran’s healthcare benefits. [...]

FreedomWorks Runs Damage Control On Medicare

The GOP already had a plan to hide their intent to privatize Social Security. Now they’re being briefed by FreedomWorks on how to lie about their plans for privatizing Medicare. [...]

Ryan’s Plan Bites The Dust

The Democrats may have won a victory by defeating the Ryan deficit reduction plan in the Senate yesterday, but the battle isn’t over… [...]

Decoding The GOP’s Promise To Empower Grandma

The Republicans say that the potentially disastrous Ryan plan, which could kill Medicare, will “empower Grandma.” That’s an outright lie, as we show here by using their own statements on the Ryan plan and Medicare. [...]

The GOP Prescription For Medicare – Placebo Or Poison Pill?

The Tea party wants to kill off Medicare. The GOP is soft peddling the Ryan Plan for Medicare overhaul, making it sound more like a free lunch rather than privatization. Is the GOP plan a placebo or a poison pill? [...]

An Alternative Way To Cut The Deficit

There’s no single solution to government overspending, the deficit and the national debt, but the way to do it needn’t hit the middle classes even harder than we’ve been hit for the past forty years. [...]

Squeaker Boehner and the Government Shutdown

Poor House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)! He’s being squeezed dry by the Tea Party extremists who want to make a point by getting the government shut down. He’s found a way out though… [...]

Tea Party Sets Out To Axe Medicare and Medicaid Benefits

The Tea Party and GOP say that they want to overhaul Medicare and Medicaid to save taxpayer’s money. That’s what they say, but it’s far from the truth. These bullies are simply trying to rob the poor, the needy and seniors to line the pockets of their corporate masters. [...]

One Year On – Health Care Reform Progress Explained

It’s a year since the health care reform bill was passed. Where are we now and who is trying to take our benefits away? [...]

Fighting Medicare Fraud By Educating and Recruiting Seniors

A new Administration on Aging campaign will run a series of Public Service Announcements aimed at educating seniors to the risk of Medicare fraud. It will be backed by a bolstered Senior Medicare Patrol. Don’t worry – they’re not vigilantes. There’s also an opportunity to volunteer. [...]

Survey Confirms That Most Seniors Believe GOP Lies About Medicare

Yet another survey shows that GOP misinformation about the effects of health care reform, centered on Medicare benefits, is working. [...]

So Be It – Axing Government Jobs – Part 2 – Health & Human Services

Today we look at a means to cut about $850 billion off of the federal budget – by abolishing the US Department of Health and Human Services. [...]

Improving Social Security Benefits Reduces Mortality and Disability

As the battle over the future of our Social Security rages, a new study has shown that it does more for seniors than we thought. [...]

Preventive Dental Care Saves Money

Putting off routine visits to the dentist may cost more than you think. Medicare might save money by providing preventive dental care too. [...]

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