Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A Bad Prescription for New Mexico
New Families USA report shows how Ryan budget would slash billions in funding for Medicare, Medicaid here in NM.
Attached are two papers by Families USA outlining the costs to Medicare and Medicaid under the Ryan budget recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.
This budget is bad news for the more than 320,000 New Mexico Medicare beneficiaries and the thousands of working poor who cover their children with Medicaid.
Explains that House Republicans would harm both current and future Medicare beneficiaries by replacing the program with a voucher system and making substantial benefit cuts. The report also provides state-level data on the prescription drug savings that enrollees would lose under this proposal.
Explains how the Republican proposal would affect the states. It provides state-level data on the federal funding each state would lose, the additional burden on taxpayers, and the rise in the number of uninsured residents.
The Republican budget is a disaster. But I do not see any budget making it thru both the house and senate.
Posted by: New Mexican | Apr 11, 2012 7:44:27 PM