Later this week, the U.S. House of Representative is scheduled to vote on its 2012 House Budget proposal, introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis) last week. The Republican majority’s proposal will increase costs and cut off health care to millions of Americans by:
- Repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding implementation efforts in the states.
- Turning Medicaid funding into a “block grant” and capping the amount given to states to provide health care to low and moderate income children and families, people with disabilities, seniors who need long-term and nursing home care, and destroyuing the very foundation of the Affordable Care Act.
- Privatizing Medicare through vouchers for more expensive private insurance that will dramatically shift costs to seniors and the disabled.
- Taking money out of the pockets of the middle-class, and giving it to the wealthy. Ryan proposes to give the richest 2% of Americans a massive tax cut, yet keep tax revenues the same. This means that middle-income Americans will get an equally massive tax hike.
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