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Medicare Advantage: October surprise?

You remember the $500 billion Obama claimed would be “saved” from Medicare to help “pay for” the ObamaCare law? Well, what that amounted to was slashing subsidies (i.e. reimbursement rates) for a popular supplementary program known as Medicare Advantage. Problem: doing so will effect 12 million seniors.  Problem exacerbated: Seniors, who resist change especially to [...]
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Market-Oriented Medicare Advantage is Especially Popular in Big Swing States

US Politics / Conservative : NRO: The Corner (3 years ago)

If you’re wondering why the Obama campaign, er, administration is spending more than $8 billion, without Congressional consent, to postpone Obamacare’s mandated cuts to the market-oriented Medicare Advantage program until after the ... Read Post

MEGAN MCARDLE: The Parlous Public Option: The only way the public option saves money is by using…

US Politics / Conservative : Instapundit (5 years ago)

MEGAN MCARDLE: The Parlous Public Option: The only way the public option saves money is by using fiat to slash reimbursement rates to some variation on Medicare reimbursements: Medicare +5%, +10%, or whatever rate they finally settl... Read Post

Gutting Medicare to pay for ObamaCare

US Politics / Conservative : QandO (2 years ago)

Perhaps you remember the “clever” accounting trick (also known as double counting) that the Democrats used to claim that ObamaCare would save money? You know, it would cut Medicare by 500 billion (after the election, of course).  Yo... Read Post


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