GOP plan could sunset Medicare for over 1.7 million Georgians after 5 years
If Republicans take power this November and get their way, the results could be disastrous for the more than 1.7 million Georgia seniors who rely on Medicare. Under the Republican plan, all federal legislation – including Medicare – would sunset after 5 years. This means that Georgia seniors could potentially be on the hook for their own insurance and medical costs, when Medicare currently makes over $10 billion in payments for Georgia recipients each month. That’s over $10,000 per-person per-year.
“So many Georgia seniors who have been paying into Medicare for decades rely on the affordable care it provides – the last thing they need is Republicans leaving them on the hook for thousands in health care costs. While Republicans only have plans that could sunset Medicare and raise health care costs, Georgia Democrats are doing everything they can to protect seniors’ Medicare and lower health care costs for everyone,” said Rebecca Galanti, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
While Republicans are threatening seniors’ hard-earned Medicare and Social Security benefits, President Biden and Democrats have proposed lowering health care costs, and pushed for measures to bolster Social Security and responsibly reduce the deficit without touching Medicare or Social Security by making billionaires pay their fair share in taxes – while also lowering costs for working families.