November 18, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on reports that Speaker Paul Ryan plans to move forward with a plan to phase-out and privatize Medicare:
“I ran for Congress in 2012 on the promise that I would fight the privatization of Medicare, which is a lifeline for millions of seniors who have paid into it over a lifetime of hard work. My position has not changed, and I oppose Speaker Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare.”
Recently, Talking Points Memo erroneously suggested without confirmation that Rep. Peters was not steadfastly opposed to the Ryan Medicare plan based on a tweet. It is unclear how they reached that conclusion, but this statement represents Rep. Peters’ unwavering opposition to the Ryan plan to privatize Medicare.