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    Obama's cuts were not to beneficiaries--the cuts targeted payments to hospitals, got discounts for Medicaid prescription drugs, and discounts on private insurers via Medicare Advantage.  

    The AARP, hospitals and insurance industries endorsed the plan.

    More here:  http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/...

    In fact, the totality of Obama’s Medicare reforms expand benefits for seniors and lower out-of-pocket costs. The Affordable Care Act actually enhances Medicare benefits by closing the prescription drug coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole” and expanding free preventive services, including an annual wellness visit.

    "They have tried to sell us this trickle-down, tax-cut fairy dust before. And guess what? It does not work. It didn't work then, it won't work now." --Barack Obama

    by lizah on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 01:33:02 PM PDT

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