Joe Biden’s recent proposal to reduce Medicare Advantage payments has caused an uproar among both elderly Americans and Republicans. During Biden’s State of the Union address, he accused Republicans of wanting to cut Medicare, while he himself proposed a Medicare cut, which was later revealed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The proposed cut would reduce payments to Medicare Advantage by an average of 2.3 percent, resulting in a $4.7 billion reduction in the program. This could have a devastating impact on the estimated 30 million elderly Americans enrolled in the program, as insurance companies may have to suspend coverage and withdraw from the marketplace altogether, leading to increased premiums, out-of-pocket costs, and deductibles.
Biden is a complete JOKE.
Our enemies are mocking us right now…. pic.twitter.com/JmuYeayH9r
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) February 8, 2023
Biden’s hypocrisy is further highlighted by his own words in a speech in Florida, where he claimed that if Republicans wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare, he would be their “nightmare.” This statement was met with immediate backlash from Republicans, who were quick to point out the irony of Biden’s words. A video posted on Twitter showed the extent of their outrage.
The media has yet to hold Biden accountable for his hypocrisy, but it is clear that the proposed cuts will not be taken lightly by those affected. This will no doubt be a major issue in the upcoming election, as many Americans will be outraged by the potential loss of benefits. It remains to be seen how Biden will respond to the criticism and whether or not he will be able to justify his actions.
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