The Biden administration’s plans to make cuts to Medicare Advantage have been met with criticism from both sides of the aisle. Kevin Hern, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, believes that these cuts are the “first step” to an eventual move to Medicare for all. Medicare Advantage is a Medicare part C plan, in which seniors can enroll rather than original Medicare, and it is a public-private partnership in which insurers get fixed payments from the government and then pay the expenses of enrollees. Hern believes that the private sector has always delivered better results, and that Biden’s cuts will ultimately lead to a government-controlled healthcare system.
BIDEN JUST CUT $5 BILLION from Medicare Advantage and the liberal media is silent.
Maybe it’s because they DESPISE anything that isn’t socialist Medicare-for-ALL?
If a Republican did this, we would never hear the end of it…https://t.co/9Dk7lx1twi
— Rep. Kevin Hern (@repkevinhern) February 6, 2023
The White House has argued that these cuts are necessary to reduce overpayments, but some doctors may stop taking Medicare if the payments are cut even lower. Furthermore, the Biden administration has been accused of using a false narrative to distract from the fact that they are actually cutting Medicare programs for seniors. In response, 62 Senators wrote a letter to Biden asking him not to make the cuts, including Democrats and Republicans.
The Biden administration’s plans to make cuts to Medicare Advantage have been met with a great deal of opposition from both sides of the aisle. While some argue that these cuts are necessary to reduce overpayments, others believe that these cuts are the first step to an eventual move to Medicare for all. With 62 Senators writing a letter to Biden asking him not to make the cuts, it is clear that there is a great deal of opposition to these plans. The outcome of this debate remains to be seen, but it is clear that any changes made to Medicare Advantage will have a significant impact on seniors and healthcare providers alike.
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