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Markey And Others Warn Against Proposed Federal Health Cuts

BOSTON – Capitol Hill is on a reckless one-way path to cuts, including deep and dangerous cuts to health care programs for seniors, working families, and people with disabilities. Today, at the Veronica Smith Senior Center in Brighton, Congressman Edward Markey joined the Massachusetts Coalition for a Working Economy, in calling on Congress to stand up against deep and damaging cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
"The Republican budget is a disaster for seniors, children and vulnerable Americans who rely on Medicare and Medicaid. It cuts off help for Grandma and Grandpa to pay for their prescriptions but lavishes tax cuts on Big Oil and billionaires,” declared Congressman Markey.

Background:

The Massachusetts Coalition for a Working Economy is a newly formed alliance of healthcare, senior, education, housing, labor, and other advocacy groups focused on promoting federal policy that creates good jobs and strengthens public services through investment in communities.

Health Care For All analyzes the effects of the proposed Republican budget here.

This program aired on April 21, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog.

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