Sen. Rick Scott: America’s Seniors are Paying the Price for Biden’s Inflation Crisis

November 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement slamming Biden’s inaction to address the inflation crisis he and Washington Democrats have created with reckless spending and socialist policies, which is expected to cause significant price increases on seniors citizens and Medicare recipients. According to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles will both increase by 15% and Medicare Part A deductibles will increase by 5% in 2022, leaving seniors paying hundreds more for the health care and benefits they desperately need.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Here’s my question for Joe Biden and Democrats: who is your reckless spending and socialist agenda helping? It’s clearly not families on fixed incomes, like mine growing up, struggling to keep up with inflation and put food on the table with higher and higher costs. It’s definitely not our businesses facing higher costs and a supply chain crisis fueled by Biden’s failed policies and unconstitutional vaccine mandates. And it’s obviously NOT our seniors depending on Medicare who will be left paying HUNDREDS more for the care they need. We need to be LOWERING health care and drug prices and strengthening this vital program for seniors and future generations, not crippling the system and leaving families to pay the cost. It’s now clearer than ever that Democrats don’t care who pays the price for their liberal wish list, they have their blinders on, following Bernie Sanders’ socialist lead on an all-or-nothing multi trillion dollar tax-and-spending spree. I came to Washington to FIGHT for our seniors. We cannot allow this to move forward.”