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Sen. Schumer: Republican Plans to Privatize Medicare 'Will Not Stand'

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By    |   Friday, 25 Nov 2016 11:37 AM

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said that Democrats would stand against Republican efforts to privatize Medicare.

"Medicare is one of the most successful government programs ever created – it’s been a success story for decades. The Republicans' ideological and visceral hatred of government could deny millions of senior citizens across the country the care they need and deserve. To our Republican colleagues considering this path, Democrats say: make our day. Your effort will fail, and this attack on our seniors will not stand," the senator said in his statement, according to Bloomberg.

Schumer will be the minority leader in the Senate for the Democrats in the upcoming 115th Congress.

Ryan's plans for Medicare include phasing it out and packaging that with a repeal of Obamacare, according to The Washington Post.

Waldman wrote that Democrats could target Ryan’s plans as a "specific controversy around which they can organize and potentially notch a win."

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