“Nobody is talking about reducing Medicare benefits,” says President Obama…except the lawmakers on Capitol Hill who have proposed to cut roughly $150 billion from the highly popular Medicare Advantage program. One in five seniors enjoy richer and more varied benefits with Medicare Advantage than those in traditional Medicare.
Spending needs to be reigned in. But any savings need to go toward lowering Medicare’s long-term cost — not creating a new government-run health care program.
The video below is Heritage’s response to the White House’s video dealing with proposed health reform’s effects on Medicare.