It is an insult to the intelligence of our elderly to assure them that their Medicare benefits are not being cut while limiting the services these benefits can buy and decreasing reimbursements to the doctors and hospitals that provide those services.
Yet this is exactly what the president and Congress now have in mind. The cuts proposed in the current budget deal will make Medicare patients less profitable for doctors, who will run, leaving patients holding Medicare cards that don’t buy them access to health care.
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