Ron Barber Slashed Medicare to Pay for ObamaCare

Even After Historic Electoral Losses, Arizona Dem Continues to Prioritize Government Healthcare Takeover Over Preserving Medicare

WASHINGTON — Obama’s deputy campaign manager recently boasted that his party did in fact cut over $700 billion to Medicare in order to fund their government healthcare takeover. How can Ron Barber proudly campaign in Arizona while ObamaCare threatens seniors’ access to their hard-earned healthcare coverage and puts 15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of their healthcare decisions?

“Ron Barber ensured the devastating impact of his massive government takeover of healthcare by voting to keep $741 billion in cuts to seniors’ Medicare,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Just like when House Democrats lost their majority in 2010, this November will be another referendum on Democrats like Ron Barber who have chosen to run with ObamaCare.”

The latest CBO estimate for ObamaCare’s Medicare cuts are $741 billion – $240 billion more than they first estimated. (“Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision,” Congressional Budget Office, July 2012)

Obama’s party touts devastating cuts to Medicare in order to pay for their healthcare takeover:

“‘On top of the savings we’ve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform,’ said [Obama’s deputy campaign director Stephanie] Cutter.” (Daniel Halper, “Obama Campaign Defends President’s $700 Billion Cuts to Medicare,” The Weekly Standard, 8/12/2012)

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