Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Correcting The Record In Arkansas U.S. Senate Race

Mark Pryor Is The Only Candidate Who Has Voted To Cut Medicare For Current Beneficiaries

Pryor Called ObamaCare An “Amazing Success Story”
In August 2013, Pryor Called ObamaCare “An Amazing Success Story So Far.” KHOG’s CRAIG CANNON: “Political experts say the new healthcare law could be a hot topic. Pryor was one of 60 Democrats who voted for it back in 2009. He defends that vote today.” PRYOR: “I would say if you want a good opinion about ObamaCare, go right here to Mercy Hospital and ask them how they feel about it. It’s been an amazing success story so far.” (KHOG’s “News At 10,” 8/6/13)

Obamacare Harms Medicare
Pryor Cast The Deciding Vote For Obamacare, Which Cut $716 Billion From Medicare. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #396: Passed 60-39, 12/24/09, Pryor Voted Yea)

Pryor’s Support For Obamacare Resulted In $716 Billion Being Cut From Medicare. (Congressional Budget Office,, Accessed 9/17/12)

Some Of The Medicare Cuts In The Healthcare Law Will Come From Payments To Hospitals, Nursing Homes, And Other Health Agencies. “But others will come from cuts in payments to providers -- like hospitals, nursing homes and other health agencies -- that will be expected to become more productive.” (David Nather, “Checking Clinton’s Facts On Health Care,” Politico, 9/6/12)

Bloomberg: “And reductions in reimbursement rates to doctors and hospitals don’t only affect doctors and hospitals -- when some drop out of the Medicare program in reaction to these cuts, some seniors will have fewer options for care as a result.” (Josh Barro, “Medicare Cuts Are A Well-Priced Lunch,” Bloomberg, 8/21/12)

Medicare’s Chief Actuary Said Some Providers Could Drop Our Of Medicare Because The Won’t Be Able To Stay Profitable. “Rick Foster, the chief actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has said those cuts may be unrealistic and that some providers could drop our of Medicare because they won’t be able to stay profitable. (David Nather, “Checking Clinton’s Facts On Health Care,” Politico, 9/6/12)

Tom Cotton Supports Affordable Education
Tom Cotton is committed to bringing affordable higher education to every Arkansan and ending the federal-government monopoly on the student loan business.

Democrats Essentially Nationalized The Student Loan Industry. When Senator Mark Pryor and Washington Democrats passed Obamacare, they slipped in massive changes to the student loan program, essentially nationalizing the student loan industry. These reckless changes could leave taxpayers on the hook for another large-scale bailout similar to when the housing bubble burst. (Washington Times, 3/29/10)

Washington Politicians Like Senator Pryor Love To Meddle With The Student Loan Rate, Causing Tuition Costs To Skyrocket. Since Senator Pryor has been in Washington, tuition for Arkansas students has increased by 84%. (Arkansas Business, 5/22/14)

Tom Cotton Supports Making Higher Education Affordable For Students And Families. Tom Cotton believes we need to increase competition among student loan providers. To this end, he is a co-sponsor of H.R. 4436, Investing in Student Success Act.

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