Today, over 100,000 Oregonians got word that their congressman, Rep. David Wu, is standing up to Republican plans to end Medicare as we know it. They also learned that Congressman Wu will be holding public town halls across the 1st Congressional District next week.
"Amazingly, House Republicans think they can get away with plans to increase costs for Oregon seniors by $6,000, issuing health care vouchers in order to give millionaires another $200,000 in tax breaks," Wu said. "My constituents simply won't accept "CouponCare' as a substitute for Medicare."
Wu sent out a mail piece announcing his upcoming town halls and promising to fight for seniors' guaranteed Medicare benefits.
"I'm glad we're talking about reducing the deficit," said Wu, "but there are ways to do it without breaking our promise to seniors and weakening Oregon's innovation economy. I have voted against recent spending bills because of draconian cuts that hurt Oregon's most vulnerable, while protecting huge taxpayer giveaways to Big Oil and multi-millionaires."
Wu will hear from constituents next week as part of an ongoing outreach effort that includes town hall meetings, worksite visits, classroom forums, and one-on-one appointments.