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San Diego Seniors Plan Protest Of Proposed Medicare Cuts

National Nurses United nurses rally at the capitol, May 10, 2017.
Alexandria Whittler
National Nurses United nurses rally at the capitol, May 10, 2017.

The House Republicans' proposed budget would cut Medicare by $487 billion over 10 years.

A group of San Diego seniors called the Senior Action Movement says no way.

The group plans to demonstrate Aug. 23 during the afternoon rush hour near the corner of Genesee Avenue and Nobel Drive in La Jolla.

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Group member Aaron Starobin said he doesn’t want to see cuts to Medicare or any other program for seniors.

Starobin said he expects more than 50 group members to protest Wednesday.

“We are trying to empower seniors throughout the country, to be able to have a voice, to have dignity, and to influence Congress," he said.

The House plan would boost military spending and make deep cuts in so-called non-defense discretionary spending.

The House Freedom Caucus wants to make even deeper cuts than the House leadership.

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San Diego Seniors Plan Protest Of Proposed Medicare Cuts
House Republicans want to cut Medicare. A group of San Diego seniors says it won't stand for that.

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