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Healthcare cuts canceled after
Dem complaints

The Hill (Washington DC), by Jonathan Easley

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/7/2014 6:32:07 PM

The Obama administration announced Monday that planned cuts to Medicare Advantage would not go through as anticipated amid election-year opposition from congressional Democrats. The cuts would have reduced benefits that seniors receive from health plans in the program, which is intended as an alternative to Medicare. Under cuts planned by the administration, insurers offering the plans were to see their federal payments reduced by 1.9 percent, which likely would have necessitated cuts for customers. Instead, the administration said the federal payments to insurers will increase next year by .40 percent. The healthcare law included $200 billion in cuts to Medicare

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Emerson, 4/7/2014 6:42:48 PM     (No. 9801695)

The Medicare Advantage programs are managed healthcare. Ours works pretty well. We were able to keep primary doctors and some of the same specialists. The new ones added are very good.

Glad to hear that this is off the table, at least for now.

Those Dems are really worried, aren´t they.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/7/2014 6:52:56 PM     (No. 9801706)

Did I miss something? Did they pass a law to make this change, or are they just letting Obama do this without backing it by legislation? If the GOP is encouraging that, then they have no room to complain about all the other stuff Obama has done by fiat. It also means the constitution is pretty much defunct. Someone tell me I´m mis-reading this.

Oh, and where does this $20 Billion/yr come from? No mention of how its going to be paid for or even if the GOP demanded it be paid for.

The article states that these payments will be better for the health plan... yeah, at whose expense? Inflation?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 4/7/2014 7:02:02 PM     (No. 9801721)

Slowbamacare is when they turn down the heat on the boiling frog. Same end result.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 4/7/2014 7:16:54 PM     (No. 9801745)

Remember the Florida bribe to pass the reid/polisi /Obie puppet health care fiasco?
The advantage plans were to have been cut to steal the funds but in their haste the bribe included retaining any plans that originated in Florida.
Well the first advantage plans originated there. Now the scared dems are not about allowing any more theft from the funds this year.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/7/2014 7:34:51 PM     (No. 9801772)

The democrat cuts are still on for November.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 4/7/2014 10:07:20 PM     (No. 9801936)

Our Muslim pResident treats law the way he treats the "Ten Suggestions".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 4/7/2014 10:10:16 PM     (No. 9801939)

not go through as anticipated amid election-year opposition from congressional Democrats.

My guess is that the cuts will be "uncanceled" the day after the election.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: golfmann, 4/7/2014 10:50:53 PM     (No. 9801972)

It´s ironic they hate what they passed...
Should have READ IT, I guess.

Pushing it onto others and when they can be less flexible after the election. /s

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