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Medicare advantage and Obama

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April 24, 2012 2:10:21 AM

http://news.investors.com/article/608869/201204231915/o...

Medicare's own actuary reported that ObamaCare would eventually force more than 7 million seniors off their private plans and back onto traditional Medicare as insurers flee the market.

Obama may not care that this violates his endlessly repeated promise that "if you like your health plan you can keep it."

But somewhere along the way, someone in his administration realized that millions of seniors would soon catch on that he was lying — and that this would happen just before the November election, when seniors make their annual Medicare Advantage selections.

Not wanting to confront angry voters who've seen their health care choice eliminated by ObamaCare, the administration apparently decided instead to paper over these spending cuts, pumping $8.3 billion back into the program through "bonuses" to Medicare Advantage plans.

The administration's lame excuse is that this is simply a "demonstration project" to see how the bonus money can be used to encourage the private plans to improve quality.


Hmmmm
April 24, 2012 3:26:26 AM

JAYDEEJOHN said:
http://news.investors.com/article/608869/201204231915/o...

Medicare's own actuary reported that ObamaCare would eventually force more than 7 million seniors off their private plans and back onto traditional Medicare as insurers flee the market.

Obama may not care that this violates his endlessly repeated promise that "if you like your health plan you can keep it."

But somewhere along the way, someone in his administration realized that millions of seniors would soon catch on that he was lying — and that this would happen just before the November election, when seniors make their annual Medicare Advantage selections.

Not wanting to confront angry voters who've seen their health care choice eliminated by ObamaCare, the administration apparently decided instead to paper over these spending cuts, pumping $8.3 billion back into the program through "bonuses" to Medicare Advantage plans.

The administration's lame excuse is that this is simply a "demonstration project" to see how the bonus money can be used to encourage the private plans to improve quality.Who elected Obama and where he came from is still a mystery in my opinion. he truthfully speaking I think cannot be trusted with his policies and mandates which he wants to have a large government to control the people and have this Obama Care take over Medicare completely where seniors like myself are out to prey for ourselves.This a political ploy on his part before the election.


Hmmmm

April 24, 2012 2:25:49 PM

The CBO is now trying to kill the $8.3 billion slush fund.
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