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Senate Democrats Move to Protect Medicare in Reconciliation Package

Washington DC —Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that Senate Democrats are including measures to extend Medicare’s solvency in the budget reconciliation package, securing health care for seniors nationwide. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement: 

“By extending Medicare’s solvency, Senate Democrats are averting a health care crisis and protecting health care for millions of seniors. Democrats understand that American seniors have worked hard for these benefits and depend on them to get the health care they need. Republicans, on the other hand, have a plan that would sunset the program, along with Social Security, after five years. 

“Passing the budget package means that Medicare will be protected for years to come, and it is just one more reason that Congress should work quickly to get reconciliation legislation to President Biden’s desk.”