Monday, July 4, 2011

Obama's Medicare plan is an open secret

President Obama’s critics, who keep saying they want to save Medicare and the country from fiscal disaster, complain that Obama and his allies don’t have a Medicare plan. They’re dead wrong. In fact, the president already enacted his plan. It’s called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. And in 165 provisions, it makes some big Medicare changes. One could even say that Obama has “ended Medicare as we know it.” Oh, you missed that? Here’s how. The president’s Medicare plan makes record-breaking cuts in payments to hospitals, nursing homes, home health-care agencies, Medicare...

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