(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senate and House Republican physicians today released a short tutorial highlighting key facts about the Medicare program and detailing challenges the program faces if Washington does not adopt bipartisan solutions to avoid the program’s insolvency.
“Because the program is on a path toward bankruptcy in the near future, the status quo in Medicare is a threat to seniors’ care. Therefore, the greatest threat to seniors’ Medicare benefits is not reform or change, but inaction. In fact, Congress must change Medicare to save the program. We believe Congress has a moral obligation to adopt common-sense changes to strengthen Medicare and protect seniors.”
Signers include: U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), John Barrasso, M.D. (R-WY), John Boozman (R-AR), O.D., Rand Paul (R-KY), M.D., House Representatives Phil Gingrey M.D. (GA-11), Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-4), Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-1), Diane Black (TN-6), Renee Ellmers (NC-2), John Fleming, M.D. (LA-4), Charles Boustany, M.D. (LA-7), Dan Benishek, M.D. (MI-1), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-8), and Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1).
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