Marking the 45th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, Crowley unveiled a report on the impact of the GOP's plan to end Medicare and Medicaid, "Breaking the Promise." It details how 89,630 seniors living in the 7th Congressional District, which spreads across both Queens and the Bronx, will be significantly affected by proposals included in the Republicans' Fiscal Year 2012 budget.
"Republicans are trying to end healthcare as we know it," Crowley said of the Republican Party's efforts to dismantle both Medicare and Medicaid and implement a voucher system which would increase the costs for seniors currently receiving assistance.
If passed into law, the budget would repeal the Affordable Care Act's closing of the prescription drug coverage gap and eliminate new preventative care benefits.
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