Writing in the National Interest, Heritage Foundation health care expert Bob Moffit debunks liberal misconceptions about Obamacare’s effects on Medicare:
The Administration and its allies insisted that the Medicare cuts would affect only providers—not patients—and enhance the solvency of the Medicare program. The argument was silly on its face. In fact, there is no way to cut payment for medical services and not affect the patients who depend upon those services. And as for enhancing the solvency of the Medicare program, the CBO had already acknowledged that the savings from these cuts would be used to finance other spending and “would not enhance the ability” of the program to pay for future benefits.
Heritage’s Saving the American Dream plan would strengthen retirement programs like Medicare by securing their finances and focusing on the neediest seniors. And our patient-centered replacement for Obamacare is based on free enterprise, not big government.
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