Updated: Who voted to kill Medicare?

Roll call of members of Congress who voted to gut America’s senior health care system

On April 15, 235 members of Congress – all but four of House Republicans – voted for Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap to America’s Future,” a budget plan that would replace Medicare with a voucher system that seniors would use to buy their own health insurance on the private market. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the average initial voucher in 2021 would be $5,900 a year (in 2010 dollars). The plan would not affect those currently 56 or older.

Unfortunately, as has been pointed out elsewhere, the voucher amount would increase at a slower rate than projected health costs. Ultimately, Medicare beneficiaries could expect to pay significantly more for the same level of coverage they receive under Medicare now. Under the budget plan, those who enroll in Medicare prior to 2021 – those 55 and older – would be spared this sea change.

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The good news is that Ryan’s plan doesn’t appear likely to become law. The Democratic-controlled Senate and President Obama stand in its way. But the vote itself provides a stark contrast between the views of America’s two major political parties regarding access to health care services. (Last year’s health reform already included provisions to rein in Medicare costs, and the President reiterated his plans to do more to ensure the viability of the current system in a statement last week.)

Tell Congress to save Medicare!

If your member of Congress is on this list, let them know you want them to work to make Medicare solvent – not destroy it. Use this form at Contacting the Congress to find out who represents you, or if you already know, you can find contact information for each member of Congress by clicking on their names.

And if your member of Congress isn’t on this list, send your Representative a Thank You note for working to heal Medicare instead of killing it.

Here are the Representatives who voted to replace Medicare with vouchers:

ALASKA

Don Young

ALABAMA

Robert B. Aderholt
Spencer Bachus
Jo Bonner
Mo Brooks
Martha Roby
Mike D. Rogers

ARIZONA

Jeff Flake
Trent Franks
Paul Gosar
Ben Quayle
David Schweikert

ARKANSAS

Rick Crawford
Tim Griffin
Steve Womack

CALIFORNIA

Brian P. Bilbray
Mary Bono Mack
Ken Calvert
John Campbell
Jeffrey Denham
David Dreier
Elton Gallegly
Wally Herger
Duncan D. Hunter
Darrell Issa
Jerry Lewis
Dan Lungren
Kevin McCarthy
Tom McClintock
Howard P. McKeon
Gary G. Miller
Devin Nunes
Dana Rohrabacher
Ed Royce

COLORADO

Mike Coffman
Cory Gardner
Doug Lamborn
Scott Tipton

FLORIDA

Sandra Adams
Gus Bilirakis
Vern Buchanan
Ander Crenshaw
Mario Diaz-Balart
Connie Mack
John L. Mica
Jeff Miller
Richard Nugent
Bill Posey
David Rivera
Tom Rooney
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Dennis Ross
Steve Southerland
Cliff Stearns
Daniel Webster
Allen West
C. W. Bill Young

GEORGIA

Paul Broun
Phil Gingrey
Tom Graves
Jack Kingston
Tom Price
Austin Scott
Lynn Westmoreland
Rob Woodall

IDAHO

Raul Labrador
Mike Simpson

ILLINOIS

Judy Biggert
Robert Dold
Randy Hultgren
Timothy V. Johnson
Adam Kinzinger
Donald Manzullo
Peter Roskam
Bobby Schilling
Aaron Schock
John Shimkus
Joe Walsh

INDIANA

Larry Bucshon
Dan Burton
Mike Pence
Todd Rokita
Marlin Stutzman
Todd Young

IOWA

Steve King
Tom Latham

KANSAS

Tim Huelskamp
Lynn Jenkins
Mike Pompeo
Kevin Yoder

KENTUCKY

Geoff Davis
Brett Guthrie
Harold Rogers
Edward Whitfield

LOUISIANA

Rodney Alexander
Charles Boustany Jr.
Bill Cassidy
John Fleming
Jeff Landry
Steve Scalise

MARYLAND

Roscoe G. Bartlett
Andy Harris

MICHIGAN

Justin Amash
Dan Benishek
Dave Camp
Bill Huizenga
Thaddeus McCotter
Candice S. Miller
Mike Rogers
Fred Upton
Tim Walberg

MINNESOTA

Michele Bachmann
Chip Cravaack
John Kline
Erik Paulsen

MISSISSIPPI

Gregg Harper
Alan Nunnelee
Steven Palazzo

MISSOURI

Todd Akin
Jo Ann Emerson
Sam Graves
Vicky Hartzler
Billy Long
Blaine Luetkemeyer

NEBRASKA

Jeff Fortenberry
Adrian Smith
Lee Terry

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Charles F. Bass
Frank Guinta

NEW JERSEY

Rodney Frelinghuysen
Scott Garrett
Leonard Lance
Frank A. LoBiondo
Jon Runyan
Christopher H. Smith

NEW MEXICO

Steve Pearce

NEW YORK

Ann Marie Buerkle
Chris Gibson
Mike Grimm
Richard Hanna
Nan Hayworth
Peter T. King
Tom Reed

NEVADA

Joe Heck
Dean Heller

NORTH CAROLINA

Howard Coble
Renee Ellmers
Virginia Foxx
Patrick T. McHenry
Sue Myrick

NORTH DAKOTA

Rick Berg

OKLAHOMA

Tom Cole
James Lankford
Frank D. Lucas
John Sullivan

OHIO

Steve Austria
Steven J. Chabot
Bob Gibbs
Bill Johnson
Jim Jordan
Steven C. LaTourette
Robert E. Latta
Jim Renacci
Jean Schmidt
Steve Stivers
Pat Tiberi
Michael R. Turner

OREGON

Greg Walden

PENNSYLVANIA

Lou Barletta
Charlie Dent
Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Jim Gerlach
Mike Kelly
Tom Marino
Pat Meehan
Tim Murphy
Joe Pitts
Todd R. Platts
Bill Shuster

SOUTH CAROLINA

Jeffrey Duncan
Trey Gowdy
Mick Mulvaney
Tim Scott
Joe Wilson

SOUTH DAKOTA

Kristi Noem

TENNESSEE

Diane Black
Marsha Blackburn
Scott DesJarlais
John J. Duncan Jr
Stephen Fincher
Chuck Fleischmann
Phil Roe

TEXAS

Joe L. Barton
Kevin Brady
Michael C. Burgess
Francisco Canseco
John Carter
K. Michael Conaway
John Culberson
Blake Farenthold
Bill Flores
Louie Gohmert
Kay Granger
Ralph M. Hall
Jeb Hensarling
Sam Johnson
Kenny Marchant
Michael McCaul
Randy Neugebauer
Pete Olson
Ted Poe
Pete Sessions
Lamar Smith
William M. Thornberry

UTAH

Rob Bishop
Jason Chaffetz

VIRGINIA

Eric Cantor
J. Randy Forbes
Robert W. Goodlatte
Morgan Griffith
Robert Hurt
Scott Rigell
Robert J. Wittman
Frank R. Wolf

WASHINGTON

Doc Hastings
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WEST VIRGINIA

Shelley Moore Capito

WISCONSIN

Sean Duffy
Tom Petri
Reid Ribble
Paul D. Ryan
F. James Sensenbrenner

WYOMING

Cynthia M. Lummis


UPDATE: On May 25, 2011, the United States Senate voted on the Ryan budget. It was defeated largely along party lines.

Here are the 42 Republican United States senators who voted to replace Medicare with vouchers:

Lamar Alexander, TN
Kelly Ayotte, NH
*John Barrasso, WY
Roy Blunt, MO
John Boozman, AK
Richard Burr, NC
Saxby Chambliss, GA
Dan Coats, IN
Tom Coburn, OK
Thad Cochran, MS
*Bob Corker, TN
John Cornyn, TX
Mike Crapo, ID
Jim DeMint, SC
Mike Enzi, WY
Lindsey Graham, SC
Chuck Grassley, IA
*Orrin Hatch, UT
*Dean Heller, NV
John Hoeven, ND
Jim Inhofe, OK
Johnny Isakson, GA
Mike Johanns, NE
Ron Johnson, WI
Mark Kirk, IL
*Jon Kyl, AZ
Mike Lee, UT
*Richard Lugar, IN
John McCain, R-AZ
Mitch McConnell, KY
Jerry Moran, KS
Rob Portman, OH
Jim Risch, ID
Marco Rubio, FL
Jeff Sessions, AL
Richard Shelby, AL
John Thune, SD
Pat Toomey, PA
Roger Wicker, MS

*Senators voting to end Medicare as we know it who are up for re-election in 2012.

The only Republican senators to vote against the plan to voucherize Medicare were:

Sens. Scott Brown (R-MA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) — both 2012 incumbents — along with Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Rand Paul said he  (R-KY) voted against it because it wasn’t radical enough.

 

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