Healthcare cuts canceled after Dem complaints

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April 8, 2014

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 Advantage over 10 years, in part to pay for ObamaCare.

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on Monday said changes in the healthcare market meant it did not need to make those cuts to Medicare Advantage this year.

  • BH

    Again, Obama make illegal changes to something we were told was “law and can’t be changed”. And now Obama even has the Medicaid Services telling lies for him. “changes in the healthcare market”. Really? But then there are a lot of people will believe that line. Obama is ALWAYS in campaign mode.

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