“About 10 million Medicare Advantage recipients could see their extra benefits reduced by an average of $43 per month, according to the Congressional Budget Office. And more recently, a detailed analysis by the Medicare program’s own chief actuary, Richard Foster, stated in April:
“Medicare Actuary Richard Foster: The new provisions will generally reduce MA rebates to plans and thereby result in less generous benefit packages. We estimate that in 2017, when the MA provisions will be fully phased in, enrollment in MA plans will be lower by about 50 percent (from its projected level of 14.8 million under the prior law to 7.4 million under the new law).At a time when our country is $13.2 trillion in debt, why would the Obama Administration use your hard-earned money to pay for this deceptive marketing campaign? Because it knows the American people aren’t sold on Obama’s health care changes, and for good reason.
“Even the head of the White House Office of Health Reform, Nancy-Ann DeParle, acknowledges that Medicare Advantage benefits are going to be reduced. ‘I’m sure that some of those additional benefits have been nice,’ the Wall Street Journal quoted her as saying in a July 25 report. ‘But I think what we have to look at here is what’s fair and what’s important for the strength of the Medicare program long term.’”
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