I know the President has said it over and over again that Medicare will not be cut under any circumstances. Seniors have not really wholeheartedly believed him.
Common sense tells us that cutting $400 to $500 billion from any program, but promising no cuts in services is plain baloney.
Now, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed what most believe to be the honest truth.
WASHINGTON — Congress' chief budget officer is contradicting President Barack Obama's oft-stated claim that seniors wouldn't see their Medicare benefits cut under a health care overhaul.
The head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, told senators Tuesday that seniors in Medicare's managed care plans would see reduced benefits under a bill in the Finance Committee.
The bill would cut payments to the Medicare Advantage plans by more than $100 billion over 10 years.
Elmendorf said the changes would reduce the extra benefits that would be made available to beneficiaries.
Critics say the plans are overpaid, while supporters say they work well.
Obama says cuts to Medicare providers won't reduce seniors' benefits.
We have been told by the President to call people out when we hear them telling falsehoods about healthcare reform.
I am calling you out, Mr. President! Stop lying to our seniors!