Democrats Keep Fighting for Real Prescription Drug Benefit
Contact: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the
following statement on the Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees
on the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. The motion, offered by Representatives
Lincoln Davis (D-TN) and Jim Davis (D-FL), instructs conferees to
reject the House provision turning Medicare into a voucher program
and accept the Senate provision requiring a federal "fallback"
in areas where no private insurance provider offers a prescription
deserve real prescription drug coverage that they can count on,
not just another empty promise. Seniors know and trust Medicare.
We should strengthen it, not unravel it with the Republicans' voucher
will fight at every opportunity to give seniors what they have long
waited for -- a prescription drug benefit under Medicare that is
affordable, guaranteed, and defined -- and to reject the Republican
plan to privatize Medicare.
the Democrats' motion, Republicans proved once again that they favor
special interests over the public interest.