Democrats relish battle with GOP over Medicare

WASHINGTON — Within days of Donald Trump’s election, left-leaning donors were asking Erica Payne: What’s the plan for Granny? You may remember Granny from a viral television ad in 2011, attacking Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan’s plan to partially privatize Medicare: a dark-suited man dumping an elderly woman, pink slippers and all, off the edge of […]

Trump Agenda: Privatization of Medicare and Social Security?

Jerri-Lynn here: In this Real News Network interview, Nancy Altman, Co-Director of Social Security Works and the author of a book entitled, The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble, discusses the enhanced threat of privatisation of Medicare and Social Security raised by the membership of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team and […]

One Expert Says Seniors Would Lose with Ryan’s Medicare Plan

The Republicans’ pledge to dismantle and eventually replace the Affordable Care Act has been getting considerable attention in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. But once the new GOP-controlled Congress takes action in January, there could be plenty more fireworks when Republican leaders turn their attention to Medicare, the popular but […]