Donald Trump and many Republicans are going around claiming that they suddenly love Medicare, and will be the true defenders of the program that provides baseline health care coverage for elderly Americans, a program Republicans have been trying to cut or privatize for decades.
TRUMP: Republicans are also strongly protecting Medicare. A majority of Democrats on the ballot for Congress have already signed up for a government takeover of health care that would obliterate Medicare and terminate Medicare Advantage for half a million Illinois seniors who depend on it. It will obliterate it. Republicans will defend Medicare for our great seniors who have earned it.
However, video doesn’t lie. Here is California GOP Congressman talking about what he thinks about Medicare.
Devin Nunes will take away our healthcare, Medicare and Medicaid. He won’t #ProtectOurCare. Retweet if you agree. Here's video of Nunes trashing the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid. He says these programs have failed. What a pathological liar. pic.twitter.com/HqGHZ1xl6a
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 30, 2018
Devin Nunes thinks Medicare is “contributing to the economic decline of America”.
He is not the only Republican who thinks Medicare is a bad program. Here is Missouri Senator Roy Blunt’s take on Medicare:
“Medicare has never done anything to make people more healthy,” says Roy Blunt. Republicans are not the defenders of Medicare just like foxes don’t defend the henhouse.