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Reid says GOP Medicare plan would deny Nevada seniors care

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday the GOP's "reckless" plan to end Medicare would deny Nevada seniors quality care while costing them thousands more each year.

In a phone interview, Reid said the plan would put "insurance company bureaucrats in charge of seniors' health care, allowing insurers to deny treatment and decide which doctor Nevada seniors use."

"They're ideologues about this budget stuff," he said. "We all know we have to rein in spending but we can't do it by putting the insurance company between patient and physician."

He said the plan by Rep. Paul Ryan of Minnesota …

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