John Ryan stopped hiring nurses whenever someone gave notice this past year. As a director of Southwest Florida Home Care Inc., which serves clients in both Lee and Collier counties, Ryan anticipated Medicare reimbursement cuts, so he started reducing overhead expenses
For too long, Washington's fiscal hawks have co-opted the deficit conversation suggesting the only way to restore our nation's fiscal balance is to slash Social Security and Medicare. At the same time many of these "safety net" opponents were signing pledges to protect tax breaks for millionaires and corporations. That is not fiscal responsibility. Our National Committee members understand this and, thankfully so does our President.