The office of Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released a statement yesterday following the Senator’s vote in favor of the budget recently passed by the House of Representatives. In the statement, Alexander signaled his support for the Medicare proposal put forth by the BPC’s Debt Reduction Task Force:
“I voted for the House-passed budget as well as the budget offered by Senator Toomey, because they’re serious proposals to deal with our most urgent problem of Washington spending money it doesn’t have, and I voted against the president’s budget because it would only make our debt problem worse,” Alexander said. “An essential part of any serious proposal to reduce federal spending is to reform and save Medicare. While I voted for the House budget, my preferred plan for saving Medicare is the Domenici-Rivlin plan, because it would permit seniors to shop for the health insurance they want while allowing them to remain in traditional Medicare if they don’t find it.”
Click here for a look at how our Medicare plan stacks up against those proposed in the respective budgets of President Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.
Click here for a recap of Debt Reduction Task Force Co-Chair Dr. Alice Rivlin’s appearance before the House Budget Committee in testimony focused on a premium support system for Medicare.
Click here for the details behind Chairman Ryan’s budget.