Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to ‘save’ it

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of a key House committee says congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it.

GOP Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, head of the Ways and Means Committee, insists Republicans won’t be deterred by the politics. Donald Trump won election as president on promises to protect the popular health care program for older Americans, and Democrats are already warning of a “war on seniors.”

Brady tells The Associated Press that “Democrat tactics of ‘Medi-scare’ have been around a long time. They’ve stopped working.”

He insists voters understand Republicans want to save Medicare for the long term.

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