to extend and improve the children's health insurance program, to improve beneficiary protections under the Medicare, Medicaid, and the CHIP programHere is the list of Tampa Bay's Roadblock Republicans who voted against health care for children:
- Gus Bilirakis
- Ginny Brown-Waite
- Vern Buchanan
- Adam Putnam
- Bill Young
"I am disappointed that your letter fails to mention that SCHIP funding should not come at the expense of Florida's seniors."Where is Ginny Brown-Waite getting this idea? Here is what the far right Human Events Magazine reports:
cutting $157 billion from the Medicare Advantage ... This scenario could result in seniors losing their current health care provider or being subjected to increased costs and decreased services.But what is Congress really doing? They are cutting subsidies to Medicare Advantage HMO's. These are the insurance industry darlings who pushed through the Republican controlled Congress the hare brained scheme that they should be paid more than traditional Medicare benefits for denying more services.
So these Roadblock Republicans are not really standing up for seniors. They are standing up for insurance companies instead of providing more health care for children.
Isn't it time to get rid of these people?