Meeting Our Responsibility to Medicare Beneficiaries. Democrats will take the special interests out of the Medicare law by repealing the provision that prevents Medicare from negotiating better prices for seniors and eliminating the slush fund for HMOs. We will also improve the prescription drug benefit by phasing out the current doughnut hole where seniors pay a premium but get no benefit. We will buy down the Part B premium so premium increases are not too steep. We will address incentives that encourage employers to drop retiree benefits and we will ensure that no seniors are forced into HMOs while helping seniors in their transition to the new benefit.
Democratic Idea No. 1: Standing With Our Troops
Democratic Idea No. 2: Targeting The Terrorists More Effectively
Democratic Idea No. 3: Fulfilling Our Duty to America’s Veterans
Democratic Idea No. 4: Expanding Economic Opportunity
Democratic Idea No. 5: Quality Education For All
Democratic Idea No. 6: Making Health Care More Affordable
Democratic Idea No. 7: Democracy Begins At Home