Press Release             

Contact: Deane Beebe
Public Affairs Director
Medicare Rights Center

February 4, 2008

Proposed Medicare Cuts in President George Bush’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget

Statement by Robert M. Hayes, President, Medicare Rights Center

“President Bush's proposed cuts to Medicare would hurt older and disabled Americans and take a wrecking ball to many essential hospitals across the country. It is indefensible for the President to propose hurting America's grandparents while maintaining his rabid defense of Medicare overpayments to for-profit health insurance companies.”

Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.