FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 1996
STATEMENT OF ANN LEWIS
DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER
The Truth about Medicare Again:
Once again Bob Dole and the Republican Party are ducking the truth about Medicare. They are trying to run away from the facts about their record:
Fact: The Dole/Gingrich 1995 budget would have increased Medicare premiums $1,700 for an elderly couple by 2002 (based on CBO estimates).
Fact: The current Dole tax scheme would require even deeper cuts in Medicare, so much of a reduction that Senator Doleís campaign steering co-chair says he canít talk about it during the campaign (Senator DíAmato on the Don Imus Show, 8/12/96).
Maybe Bob Dole and Haley Barbour really think that a difference of $1,700 dollars a year is insignificant. Maybe they donít think it should matter to American families if Medicare premiums are doubled. Maybe they want to spend the rest of this campaign talking about Medicare. Weíll be happy to continue discussing the facts.
Paid for by Clinton/Gore 96 General Committee, Inc.