Sen. Lieberman: Wrong Way on Medicare

June 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

We’re sorry – Connecticut’s Senior Senator has once again entered the Medicare “reform” debate with the wrong perspective.  Instead of looking to insure more people while lowering costs, Senator Lieberman, and his colleague Sen. Coburn, unveiled a plan on June 28th that is misdirected – reducing the number of people covered by Medicare, and foregoing major opportunities to bring down costs.

The Lieberman-Coburn proposal would raise the age of eligibility for Medicare, raise the cost of Medicare for beneficiaries, limit the ability to purchase supplemental insurance to fill Medicare’s gaps, and continue billions of dollars of wasteful overpayments to pharmaceutical companies and private Medicare plans.

Listen carefully folks, this is not the right direction for Medicare!

Read more of Judith Stein’s comments on the plan nobody is going to like in the CT Mirror at

Entry filed under: Bipartisanship, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care Reform, Medicare, Medicare Reform, Reform. Tags: , .

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