Democrats admit Medicare cuts part of Obama-Kennedy health care plan

From Gateway Pundit, we’ve got video from a Colorado town hall meeting where Rep. Betsy Marky (D-Colo.) flat out states Medicare recipients will have to give up benefits for Obama-Kennedycare to work. Who are you going to believe?

From Jim over at Gateway Pundit

Colorado Democrat Rep. Betsy Markey told constituents today that Medicare recipients will have to “give up some current benefits” for Obamacare reform to work.

If Jim is too biased for you, here is the original article from Robert Moore over at, with my emphasis added.

Some people, including Medicare recipients, will have to give up some current benefits to truly reform the nation’s health-care system, Rep. Betsy Markey told a gathering of constituents in Fort Collins on Wednesday.

Markey has repeatedly said during the August congressional recess that Medicare spending needs to be reined in to help pay for reforming the broader health-care system.

“There’s going to be some people who are going to have to give up some things, honestly, for all of this to work,” Markey said at a Congress on Your Corner event at CSU. “But we have to do this because we’re Americans.”

I’ve posted video below, but I am unable to view it where I am right now. I’ll be the first to admit Markey did not say specifically that Medicare benefits would be cut in the quote above, but if people are going to have to give up some things, what will they need to give up?


Will those in private plans have to pay more? Will the government force them to give up benefits? Will they have to give up quality or accept lower service level agreements?

What will those currently on government Medicare and Medicaid plans have to give up Rep. Markey? What about those on the hundreds of other state and local government health initiative programs have to give up?

Mary Katherine Ham has more (posted yesterday) over at The Weekly Standard. Sister Toldja has it too. I guess Markey’s plan to have civilized meetings with a bunch of yes mame constituents did not work out so well.

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