Threats to Medicare Play Key Role in Tuesday’s Special Election
“The outcome of the special election in New York’s 26th congressional district was greatly shaped by concern over a recent U.S. House vote to privatize Medicare and create an inadequate voucher program for retirees that would be run by health insurance companies.
"The April 15 Medicare vote troubled both seniors and workers. For retirees already struggling to get by, these proposed changes would be devastating. Many workers today are worrying that they will never be able to retire.