Obama is throwing everything he can at his reelection bid, including this farce!
Let’s trick the senior citizens of America into thinking that their Medicare Advantage is staying the same until AFTER the election then we can screw them over.
Seniors are the one’s who get out and vote, so if they’re bamboozled into thinking everything is fine they may still vote for him. The SCOAMF’s selling crappy bill of goods to seniors.
Toying with Medicare to fix elex
By BENJAMIN E. SASSE & CHARLES HURT
Call it President Obama’s Committee for the Re-Election of the President — a political slush fund at the Health and Human Services Department.
Only this isn’t some little fund from shadowy private sources; this is taxpayer money, redirected to help Obama win another term. A massive amount of it, too — $8.3 billion. Yes, that’s billion, with a B.
Here is how it works.
The most oppressive aspects of the ObamaCare law don’t kick in until after the 2012 election, when the president will no longer be answerable to voters. More “flexibility,” he recently explained to the Russians.
But certain voters would surely notice one highly painful part of the law before then — namely, the way it guts the popular Medicare Advantage program.
For years, 12 million seniors have relied on these policies, a more market-oriented alternative to traditional Medicare, without the aggravating gaps in coverage.
But as part of its hundreds of billions in Medicare cuts, the Obama one-size-fits-all plan slashes reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage starting next year — herding many seniors back into the government-run program.