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McCaskill: Ryan budget 'disingenuous' on Medicare

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The Affordable Care Act cuts $716 billion in Medicare payments to providers, such as doctors and hospitals. The cuts were a leading line of attack for the GOP presidential campaign and in congressional races last year. But Ryan's budget proposals called for leaving those same cuts intact, while repealing the rest of the Affordable Care Act.

"The No. 1 attack on Democrats across the country last November, No. 1 in every campaign — in Florida, in the presidential — was the Medicare cuts to providers in ObamaCare," McCaskill said. "What did Ryan do? He didn't say, 'Repeal all of ObamaCare.' He just said 'Repeal the benefits, keep those same cuts' that they campaigned against."

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