Colorado Rep Markey: Seniors Will Have to Give Up Some Medicare Benefits For Obamacare

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

Several hundred constituents protested Rep. Markey this week outside her office via the Loveland 912 Project:

The Coloradoan reported, via Free Republic:

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.”

About 275 people att-ended Wednesday’s meetings, split into two groups. About 1,300 people have attended Markey’s health-care meetings over the past eight days, and another 10,300

Mary Katharine Ham has more on the Medicare cuts.

More… A new study released today reported that Obamacare will likely cost employers at least $49 billion dollars a year, putting 5.2 million employees at risk of unemployment or underemployment.

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