Lawmaker says voters are tired of mud slinging
If Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare and Medicaid sound familiar to you, Texas lawmakers say it should. Politicians from both sides of the aisle agree that Ryan's proposal to revamp the system and the one that Texas Republicans passed are nearly identical.
Representative Debbie Riddle of Tomball says the voters want to ensure the long term future of the programs they depend on as they get older.
Representative Debbie Riddle
“My constituents want solvency. My constituents want a plan that is truthful. They want a plan that they know will work,” Riddle told KTRH.
Democratic Representative Garnet Coleman says Medicare and Medicaid would be hurt if the Republicans and Ryan get their way.
Representative Garnett Coleman
Coleman told KTRH, “It shrinks the amount of contribution for those individuals in Medicaid and Medicare. It means the out of pocket price becomes higher for that individual. That is how you wither these programs.”
Riddle disagrees, saying, “The nation is looking to make sure that the seniors are taken care of and that our costs are not just going to bankrupt the whole system.”
There have been a lot of accusations made by both sides and Riddle says the people she's hearing from are tired of the mud slinging.
“They don’t believe this ‘Throw Granny over the cliff’ commercial that the Democrats are saying is going to happen. They know that’s ridiculous. They know that’s just politics,” Riddle said.