Dems Hit GOP Lawmakers On Efforts To Repeal Health Law, ‘Privatize’ Medicare
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has gone on the offensive, criticizing Republicans for focusing on health issues instead of job creation. In related action, House Democrats signaled they would support using Medicare and Medicaid savings only as an offset for other health care provisions in a bill to extend expiring tax breaks and jobless benefits.
The Hill: DCCC Hits Republicans For Healthcare Focus
House Democrats said Thursday that the Republican majority spent too much time last year on healthcare — roughly the same attack the GOP made against President Obama in 2010. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hit healthcare harder than any other issue in a statement criticizing the first year of the Republican majority. Arguing that Republicans aren't focused on jobs, the DCCC cited 21 floor votes on healthcare measures, including proposals to privatize Medicare and repeal all or part of Obama's healthcare law (Baker, 1/5).
Politico Pro: Dems: Savings Should Go To Health Provisions
House Democrats on Thursday signaled they would seek to use Medicare and Medicaid savings only as an offset for other health care provisions in a bill likely to include the "doc fix," and an extension for expiring tax breaks and jobless benefits (Dobias, 1/5).