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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 12:35 PM

AARP, the seniors’ lobby and chief gatekeeper of Medicare benefits ENDORSED Obama Plan

The Medicare cuts, passed in the Affordable Care Act, come in the form of reimbursement reductions to hospitals, Medicaid prescription drugs and supplemental private insurance plans under Medicare Advantage. The Congressional Budget Office projects that they’ll extend the solvency of Medicare by eight years.

AARP, the seniors’ lobby and chief gatekeeper of Medicare benefits, endorsed the Affordable Care Act despite its cuts, arguing that they wouldn’t affect seniors’ access to care. The law expanded benefits by closing the prescription drug coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole.” The hospital and drug industries also endorsed the legislation, believing that the additional customers via the coverage expansion would more than make up for the cuts.

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The Congressional Budget Office projects that Ryan’s plan would raise seniors’ out-of-pocket expenses by $6,500 per year.

Obama’s long-term plan to save Medicare, approved under the Affordable Care Act, is to set up a panel of 15 Senate-confirmed experts tasked with issuing proposals to rein in the growth of spending if it exceeds a certain level. The Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, may only propose cuts to providers, not beneficiaries. Congress may replace the cuts by passing its own or with a three-fifths super-majority.


http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/difference-between-paul-ryan-barack-obama-medicare.php?ref=fpa



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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 12:42 PM

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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 01:01 PM

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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 01:13 PM

3. There are a few persons in Florida that need to see this n/t

 

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 01:31 PM

4. Exactly

this needs to be spread far and wide.

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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:09 PM

5. The AARP endorsement is GOLD.

 

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 02:39 PM

6. Yes it truly is!

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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 10:10 PM

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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 10:20 PM

8. Good.

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