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Health Care Bill Will Negatively Affect Seniors

Location: Washington, DC

Health Care Bill Will Negatively Affect Seniors

Mr. BUCHANAN. Mr. Speaker, a new report says the health care bill that just passed the House will sharply reduce benefits to seniors. This report was done by President Obama's own administration. The Washington Post says it all. You can see it right here: ``This bill would sharply reduce benefits for some senior citizens and could jeopardize access to care for millions of others.''

My district has more than 267,000 seniors, the oldest congressional district in the country. I will not stand by while we devastate Medicare and raise taxes on individuals and small businesses. The report also warns that hospitals and nursing homes could stop taking Medicare all together.

I urge every Member of Congress to read this report so we can focus on real reform that does not punish our seniors.

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