Kathy Castor implores President Obama to not cut into Medicare and Medicaid to make a deal on debt ceiling

On Thursday morning CL wrote that we looked forward to hearing from Democrats like Tampa's Kathy Castor about their reaction to published reports that in order to cut a deal with Congressional Republicans on the debt ceiling, President Obama was prepared to look into making major cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

The administration has backed away from cuts to Social Security, but late Friday afternoon Congresswoman Castor sent a letter to Obama and House and Senate leaders saying that Floridians would be adversely affected by making substantial changes to benefits for Medicare and Medicaid.

Castor wrote,"Not only will huge reductions in Medicaid negatively impact pregnant women, children, and seniors' health care access, it will have devastating consequences for Florida's already unsteady economy."