November 15, 2009

SO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE DEATH PANEL?:

Report: Bill would reduce senior care: Medicare cuts approved by House may affect access to providers (Lori Montgomery, 11/15/09, Washington Post)

A plan to slash more than $500 billion from future Medicare spending -- one of the biggest sources of funding for President Obama's proposed overhaul of the nation's health-care system -- would sharply reduce benefits for some senior citizens and could jeopardize access to care for millions of others, according to a government evaluation released Saturday.

The report, requested by House Republicans, found that Medicare cuts contained in the health package approved by the House on Nov. 7 are likely to prove so costly to hospitals and nursing homes that they could stop taking Medicare altogether.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 15, 2009 8:42 AM
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