Stories tagged: "Medicare"


Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. McCarthy rounded his first full week as House speaker in the most outwardly orderly way. There was hardly a hint of the chaotic, rebellious fight it took for the Republicans to arrive here, having barely installed him as the leader with the gavel. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
MAGA Republicans Plan to Hold the Economy Hostage to Cut Social Security and Medicare

The debt ceiling is a numerical limit, set by Congress, on how much money the federal government can borrow to pay its bills. Increasing the debt ceiling is a routine congressional task, but Republicans want to hold it hostage to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare, even though failing to raise the limit would cause massive economic devastation.

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The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans have said they want to extend the Trump tax cuts, which mostly benefited billionaires and corporations; cut spending on Social Security and Medicare; and repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowered the cost of prescription drugs and raised taxes on corporations.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and GOP members meet with reporters on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
6 Times Republicans Suggested—or Outright Said—They Want to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Top Republicans have made clear they plan to hold the global economy hostage to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Don’t believe us? Here are six separate times they’ve suggested—or outright said—they want to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

FILE—In this file photo from June 10, 2021, a flume of emissions flow from a stack at the Cheswick Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, in Springdale, Pa. A plan to impose a price on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants in Pennsylvania is going before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, a five-member panel made up of three Democratic appointees and two Republican appointees on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Pennsylvania Families

The bill lowers healthcare costs, incentivizes companies to adopt renewable energies and produce clean energy products; provides consumer rebates for those products, and delivers tens of billions of dollars of direct investments to American communities—funded by taxes on billion-dollar corporations.

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EXCLUSIVE: A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Pennsylvanians and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Florida Sen. Rick Scott introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for more than 2.8 million Pennsylvanians and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 3.5 million residents.

From left, Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., and Rep. Lucy McBath, Ga., talk about their support for legislation aimed at capping the price of insulin, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2022. The bill aims to keep consumers' out-of-pocket costs at no more than $35 per month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Only Two Republican US House Members from PA Voted to Keep Insulin Costs Down

Two of Pennsylvania’s Republicans in the US House joined their Democratic colleagues in passing legislation to keep the cost of insulin at $35 a month.

Crisis of Care - A List of Resources Available for Pennsylvania Caregivers
Crisis of Care: A List of Resources Available for Pennsylvania Caregivers

The best way to get started is to contact your local area agency on aging. They can help you learn more about programs you or a loved one may qualify for—such as Medicaid or OPTIONS—and provide information about adult day care centers or home care workers.