Tags: Rubio Where Democrat Plan Save Medicare

Rubio: Where’s Dem Plan to Save Medicare

Thursday, 26 May 2011 11:10 AM

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the party, told his personal story of how Medicare has helped his aging parents in defending his backing of Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to remake the program. He challenged the Democrats to come up with a plan of their own in an Op-Ed published Thursday in The Miami Herald.

rubio, democrat plan medicareMedicare paid for Rubio’s father end-of-life care, and is paying to care for his 80-year-old mother, he said.

“America needs Medicare,” he wrote. “We need it to continue without any benefit reductions for those like my mother currently in the system. And we need it to survive for my generation and my children’s generation.

“But Medicare is going bankrupt. Anyone who says it is not is simply lying. And anyone who is in favor of doing nothing to deal with this fact is in favor of bankrupting it. Medicare will go broke in as little as nine years. No one likes this news, but it is the undeniable truth. And the sooner we begin to deal with it, the better off we are all going to be.”

He said he supports Ryan’s plan because it helps save Medicare. He then asked where is the House Democrat plan, or the Senate Democrat plan or President Barack Obama’s plan to save the program.

“They have no plan to save it, and they do not plan to offer one,” Rubio said. “They have decided that winning their next election is more important than saving Medicare for my mother and retirees like her.

“I have been in the Senate just long enough to be disgusted by the reality that Washington has too many people who think their personal political careers are more important than our country’s future.”

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved