FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Questions People Should be Asking Congressman Jeff Denham About the Denham/Ryan Medicare Plan
Modesto, CA – Today in the Modesto Bee, Congressman Jeff Denham said that the Denham / Ryan plan was “a very clear plan” for Medicare—a plan that the Wall Street Journal said “essentially ended Medicare.” As the Modesto Bee pointed out, Denham continues to be less than “forthcoming” with concerned seniors worried about the “controversial and untested voucher system.”
As Congressman Denham enjoys his five-week, taxpayer-funded vacation, reporters should be asking him more about the Denham / Ryan plan:
- How can Congressman Denham say “If you’re 55 or older, there would be absolutely no change whatsoever to Medicare” when the plan would begin affecting millions of seniors almost immediately? [National Journal, 6/6/11]
- How can Congressman Denham say with a straight fact that the Denham / Ryan plan “just gives people a choice,” when studies show that the typical 65-year-old’s out-of-pocket health care costs will increase $6,400? [Congressional Joint Economic Committee, 5/20/11]
- Does Congressman Jeff Denham really that believe the Modesto Bee and Wall Street Journal are “creating hysteria” with their unbiased opinions that the plans are controversial and “essentially end Medicare”? [Wall Street Journal, 4/4/11]
Hopefully over the course of the next few weeks Congressman Denham will stop trying to hide behind “hysteria” and actually admit to the details in the Denham / Ryan plan that will end Medicare.