I have written here about the fact that House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan is planning to take advantage of Trump’s election to push his Medicare privatization plan, a plan that will essentially destroy Medicare as we know it. Please find below a checklist of Missouri politicians categorized by their response to Ryan’s privatization plan.
This list will be updated and reposted as politicians make their positions clear (or don’t).
Note that even if a particular politician indicates that they don’t support Ryan’s privatization phase out, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t open to fiddling with the system in often destructive ways. I also indicate which House members voted for or against the Ryan plan earlier when it was included in the proposed 2015 House budget and which have negative or positive voting records in regard to Medicare related issues.
Members of Missouri’s U.S. Congressional delegation who will oppose Ryan’s latest effort to destroy Medicare:
Senator Claire McCaskill (D) (see here for source and discussion).
Members of Missouri’s U.S. Congressional delegation who have been contacted but have not committed to a position on Rep. Ryan’s phase out plan at at this point.
Rep. Sam Graves (R) (Source: TPM list as per 11/19 (list up dated regularly)). Graves voted for the 2015 Budget proposal that included a similar privatization plan. He has a record of mostly voting to weaken Medicare.
Members of Missouri’s U.S. Congressional delegation who have not yet been contacted about their current position on Ryan’s Medicare phase out plan.