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Obamacare's Medicare cuts will result in severe access problems for seniors

Created on April 9, 2014

Obamacare's Medicare cuts will result in severe access problems for seniors

Article ID: OIP-2014

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Slide 14 | Obamacare in Pictures

By cutting Medicare payments instead of introducing real reform, the health care law jeopardizes seniors’ access to providers. According to the Medicare trustees, Obamacare’s scheduled reductions to provider payments will cause Medicare’s payments for health services to fall further below providers’ costs. This will cause providers to either withdraw from serving Medicare beneficiaries or shift more costs to their patients with private coverage.

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