S.Amdt.3979 to S.Con.Res.57104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Amends Bill:||S.Con.Res.57 — An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal years 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.|
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] (Submitted 05/16/1996, Proposed 05/16/1996)|
|Latest Action:||05/16/1996 Motion to table SP 3979 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-43. Record Vote No: 117.|
Purpose: S.Amdt. 3979 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
To restore $50 billion in excessive Medicare cuts designed to pay for new tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, offset by the extension of expired tax provisions or corporate and business tax reforms; to protect seniors against unjustified increases in premiums and other out-of-pocket costs; to prevent the closing of rural hospitals and other excessive provider cuts that erode access to needed medical services; to prevent the implementation of policies designed to force seniors to give up their own doctors to join private health plans; and to protect Medicare against policies that will cause it to wither on the vine.