7 results for tag: Medicare


Congressman Braley Afraid To Discuss His Washington Record Opts For Private Events

  DES MOINES – While Joni Ernst continues her 99 county tour, Congressman Braley is opting for a private happy hour this evening because he’s afraid to have an open and honest conversation with Iowans about his record. Throughout his campaign, Braley has developed a pattern of attending controlled events where he won’t have to answer the following questions: Why did he skip 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs hearings? Why did he suggest raising the Social Security retirement age? Why did his healthcare law cut over $716 billion from Medicare? Why did he flip-flop on the pro-jobs Keystone XL Pipeline? Why did he vote ...

Another Bruising Week For Bruce Braley

Happy Saturday – It was another bruising week for Washington liberal Bruce Braley. Congressman Braley tried to walk back a statement he made concerning his support for raising the Social Security Retirement age. Then news came out that he had voted to gut $716 billion from Medicare programs for seniors. Finally, a new poll showed that one of Congressman Braley’s strongest supporters, Barack Obama, has an approval rating that is now at it’s lowest level ever in the Hawkeye State. The News That Drove The Week … Gallup reports that Barack Obama’s approval rating is at it’s lowest level ever in Iowa. As a key U.S. Senate race unfolds ...

Bruce Braley Opens Door To Ending Guaranteed Social Security Benefits 

DES MOINES - Despite his hypocritical attack yesterday, just two years ago Washington liberal Bruce Braley opened the door to ending guaranteed Social Security benefits.  During his re-election campaign, Braley said he would look at means testing – which would let the government determine which seniors are eligible for Social Security. Notably, Braley has also told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that he would support raising the Social Security retirement age. “Bruce Braley talks a big game about protecting guaranteed Social Security benefits, but he has actually opened the door to ending them,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan ...

Bruce Braley Lied To Seniors About Keeping Their Healthcare Provider

Bruce Braley Lied To Seniors About Keeping Their Healthcare Provider ObamaCare Forced 21,000 Iowa Seniors On Medicare Advantage To Change Their Plan DES MOINES – Washington liberal Bruce Braley proudly told Iowans that under ObamaCare they could keep their current healthcare provider. However, since the law has been passed, 21,000 Iowa seniors have been forced off their plans. As the Marshalltown Times-Republican reports: “More than 21,000 Iowans are being forced to change their Medicare Advantage plans, after a handful of carriers have decided to drop their coverage in the state. That number includes 580 Medicare Advantage subscribers ...

Bruce Braley: You’re “Damn Right” I Read ObamaCare

ObamaCare Cuts $716 Billion From Medicare DES MOINES – The arrogance of Washington liberal Bruce Braley was on full display during a 2012 debate with Ben Lange when the fiery Congressman angrily answered Lange’s question about reading the ObamaCare bill by saying “you’re damn right I read the bill.” Notably, Braley’s statement is more proof to seniors that he knew ObamaCare contained $716 billion in cuts to Medicare, which ends up costing each Iowa senior enrolled in Medicare approximately $10,074 over the next 10 years. BACKGROUND … Braley Said You’re Damn Right I Read ObamaCare Braley Said On ObamaCare, “You’re Damn ...

Obamacare’s Medicare Cuts = $10,074 Per Iowa Enrollee 

Braley’s ObamaCare Raided $716 Billion From Medicare DES MOINES – Washington liberal Bruce Braley proudly supported ObamaCare, which contained $716 billion in Medicare cuts. For seniors in Iowa, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says these cuts will cost each enrollee $10,074 over the next 10 years. “Bruce Braley’s ObamaCare cuts over $10,000 from every Iowa senior enrolled in Medicare," said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “After ransacking $716 billion from Medicare for ObamaCare, why would seniors ever trust Bruce Braley?”    BACKGROUND … In March 2010, Braley Voted For ObamaCare. (H.R. ...

Bruce Braley Is The ONLY Candidate That Has Cut Medicare

DES MOINES – Despite his false attacks, Washington liberal Bruce Braley is the only candidate running who has cut Medicare. Braley proudly supported ObamaCare, which slashed over $700 billion from Medicare.   As The Washington Post reports: “First, where it comes from. On July 24, the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, detailing the budget impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act. If Congress overturned the law, ‘spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion over that 2013–2022 period.’” (Sarah Kliff, “Romney’s Right: ObamaCare Cuts Medicare By $716 Billion. ...