Senators Tell Biden To Reject GOP Medicare Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democratic senators are calling on Vice President Joe Biden to reaffirm his commitment to leaving Medicare unchanged during budget and deficit negotiations.

Sens. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, Jon Tester, of Montana, Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Bill Nelson of Florida express their concerns in a letter sent Monday to Biden.

The letter was obtained by The Associated Press.

They note Biden has made progress in negotiations and say that as talks move to areas with less consensus the vice president must insist that significant changes to Medicare are off the table. They say that’s important because Republican leaders have said their Medicare proposal is still a part of negotiations.

All five senators, from states with significant elderly populations, are up for reelection in 2012.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE 2012 ELECTIONS. THEY CAN’T WAIT TO START FOOLING AROUND WITH MEDICARE.

    1. overtaxed says:

      OK, we will do it your way, keep the status quo, and let the whole system collapse upon itself. The baby boomers and the entitlement class will see to that

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