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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Are Wrong About Trump's Medicare Cuts


Added 03-13-19 01:21:02pm EST - “Meanwhile, both support single-payer, which would radically cut payments to health care providers.” - Reason.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reason.com: “Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Are Wrong About Trump’s Medicare Cuts”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rick Friedman/Polaris/NewscomOver the last few days, both Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)—both of whom are currently vying for the Democratic presidential nomination—have attacked President Trump for proposing Medicare cuts in his latest budget.

Trump's budget cuts $1.5 trillion from Medicaid, $845 billion from Medicare and $25 billion from Social Security.

Make no mistake about it: Trump's budget is a massive transfer of wealth from the working class to the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations in America.

The Trump administration wants to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the #Medicare budget, all while giving billionaires and giant corporations huge tax breaks with the #GOPTaxScam. This is immoral. https://t.co/ESk4W672Wa

You might get the impression from these tweets that Trump is proposing to slash Medicare's benefits. For the most part, that's not true. As Trump's acting budget director said when the budget plan was released, the president is "not cutting Medicare," and "there are no structural changes for Medicare." Too bad.

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