A Vote Against Medicare Advantage
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday regarding the vote on the Hatch motion that would have protected seniors from cuts in Medicare Advantage:
"Democrats were faced with a simple choice today: they could vote to sustain benefit cuts for nearly one fourth of all seniors enrolled in Medicare, or they could vote to protect those benefits from being used for a government spending spree. They chose the spending spree, and in the process voted to ignore the President's pledge that if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. For millions of seniors, that pledge no longer applies."