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The ´you can keep your doctor´ lie
starting to hit Medicare recipients

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:magnante, 11/4/2013 8:38:07 AM

The firestorm over President Obama´s blanket false assurances on Obamacare is only going to intensify, as more groups discover they have lost either their coverage or their doctor thanks to the health insurance changes imposed on the country without a single Republican vote. One of the biggest, yet so far almost completely ignored, changes is the looting of Medicare to pay for Obamacare (snip)Senior citizens are the country´s most potent voting bloc, but because the media ignored the impact of the cuts to Medicare embedded in Obamacare, they were not mobilized in the 2012 election


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 11/4/2013 8:44:33 AM     (No. 9597578)

The AARP and United Healthcare formed an alliance to force Obamacare on America.
They knew is would strip 700 from Medicare but thought they would be first out of the blocks to sign up new customers.
AARP is NOT working for Seniors-it works for MONEY from its for profit ventures.
NY Dems Shumer, Hilary and Gillebrand ALL pushed Obamacare -will New Yorkers wake up?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/4/2013 9:10:49 AM     (No. 9597628)

Alas, will Medicaid recipients out-vote Medicare recipients?
Robbing Peter to pay Paul always gets Paul´s vote.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/4/2013 9:21:29 AM     (No. 9597649)

Due to reductions in funding under the law, the Medicare Advantage programs, in which Medicare provides money for private insurers to cover seniors, have quietly started to cancel the contracts of providers to save money.

I do recall reading back when all this started - that Medicare Advantage plans would be in jeopardy.

On the Medicare.gov website, it says:

Your Medicare coverage is protected.

Medicare isn’t part of the Health Insurance Marketplace established by ACA, so you don´t have to replace your Medicare coverage with Marketplace coverage. No matter how you get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now.

You don’t need to do anything with the Marketplace during Open Enrollment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ben Around, 11/4/2013 9:52:10 AM     (No. 9597714)

#3 The medicare site is run by the government. I don´t believe anything posted there.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 11/4/2013 9:55:33 AM     (No. 9597725)

#1 sums up the aarp strategy quite nicely.

Maybe NOW my mother-in-law will begin to see the light. Her media of choice that "ignored the impact of the cuts to Medicare" includes The View and 30 minutes of abc/nbc/cbs supper-time news every day.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 11/4/2013 10:09:26 AM     (No. 9597760)

From DAY ONE it was announced that Medicare Advantage would be discontinued.

The scammers are still trying to sign up seniors knowing full well that it will not satisfy their health care needs as the plans are firing thousands of doctors across the country.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/4/2013 10:22:17 AM     (No. 9597794)

#4 - That´s the reason I posted it. There´s a "lie" right in the statement from the website!

No matter how you get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now.

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