The House Republican Budget Harms Americans of All Ages
On March 20, 2012, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled the House Republican budget proposal for 2013. Like the Republican budget proposal for 2012, it is radical in scope. It transforms Medicare by privatizing it, converting it to a voucher program, which will require seniors to pay more and more as they get older. It restructures Medicaid as a block grant, slashing program funding to states and cutting health care for children, seniors, and people with disabilities. And it repeals the Affordable Care Act, eliminating tax credits for middle-class families.
Families USA reacts to Rep. Paul Ryan's FY2013 budget (in PDF format).