Kicking retirees when they’re down

The Wall Street crew want to cut Social Security and Medicare at a time when US workers need help the most

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Virtually without challenge, Pete Peterson claims to be a champion of the middle class. But his proposals would actually cut taxes for the rich and benefits for middle-income people.

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Published in: on February 28, 2009 at 8:02 pm  Comments (2)  
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Privatize Medicare? NO WAY

“Privatize Medicare? NO WAY!” shows how the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act threatens to privatize Medicare, irreparably harming over 40 million seniors and disabled people, and driving Medicare itself into bankruptcy and oblivion. We need to solve the problems of both Medicare and the uninsured by extending Medicare to cover everyone with expanded benefits: Medicare for All, also known as Single-Payer healthcare. (more…)

Published in: on June 27, 2007 at 4:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Plot Against Medicare

April 20, 2007
Op-Ed Columnist
By PAUL KRUGMAN

The plot against Social Security failed: President Bush’s attempt to privatize the system crashed and burned when the public realized what he was up to. But the plot against Medicare is faring better: the stealth privatization embedded in the Medicare Modernization Act, which Congress literally passed in the dead of night back in 2003, is proceeding apace. (more…)

Published in: on April 19, 2007 at 10:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

First, Do Less Harm

January 5, 2007

By PAUL KRUGMAN

Universal health care, much as we need it, won’t happen until there’s a change of management in the White House. In the meantime, however, Congress can take an important step toward making our health care system less wasteful, by fixing the Medicare Middleman Multiplication Act of 2003.
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Published in: on January 4, 2007 at 10:50 pm  Leave a Comment