For years, 12 million seniors have relied on these policies, a more market-oriented alternative to traditional Medicare, without the aggravating gaps in coverage. But as part of its hundreds of billions in Medicare cuts, the Obama one-size-fits-all plan slashes reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage starting next year herding many seniors back into the government-run program. Under federal open-enrollment guidelines, seniors must pick their Medicare coverage program for next year by the end of this year which means they should be finding out before Election Day. Read more: President Obama’s Medicare slush fund—Benjamin E. Sasse & Charles Hurt - NYPOST.com I am a Medicare Advantage Plan member and if OBAMA has his way it is possible that I like the 12 million above will HAVE ADDITIONAL cost per month .. I will have to PAY $96.40 / month $13 billion a year to SENIORS on fixed incomes! It will mean no more $50/month that I get from my advantage plan in over the counter items like toothpaste, floss, vitamins, blood thinner ,... all that I don't pay for now but is paid by my Advantage plan! BUT the biggest cost will be co-pays! Today I visit the doctor and pay nothing... my advantage plan pays entire. Under Obamacare back to the traditional 20% co-pay! Average per year just in that cost will be close to $500! Again today I don't pay it! So Obama the anti-capitalist who doesn't understand business is totally against Advantage plans because THEY MAKE A Profit will do away with them! Instead then of having basically ZERO fraud with ADVANTAGE plans because Medicare KNOWS exactly how much it pays EVERY month for me.. traditional Medicare has over $100 billion a year in padded and phony traditional medicare claims, in fraud..(can you spell scooters..) there is little or NONE with the advantage plan! BUT again personal agenda i.e. hatred of capitalism is why MY MEDICARE which I've paid into will be totally unavailable in 10 years.. all because this idiot has NO IDEA of what OBAMACARE has done to ruin health care!!!