Did the Affordable Care Act create cuts in Medicare? No it did not.

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    PolitiFact | Romney says only Obama has cut Medicare

     
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    Granny says dey need to send her dat 2nd stimulus check so she can pay her Medicare premium...
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    25 Percent of Seniors to Face Highest Medicare Premiums Under Obama Budget
    February 13, 2012 – Under cost-cutting reforms proposed by President Obama in his 2013 budget, 25 percent of seniors would face the highest Medicare monthly premiums for health care and prescription drugs.
     
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    Granny says she doubts she'll live long enough to collect dat much in benefits.
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    Medicare Faces Unfunded Liability of $38.6T--$328,404 for Each U.S. Household
    April 23, 2012 – Medicare faces an unfunded liability of $38.6 trillion, according to the Medicare Trustees report released Monday.
     
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    AND HERE is why..
    Univ. Community Hospital Tampa.. sent 2,110 CAT scan no contrast in 2009 claims to Medicare.
    Each claim to Medicare for $2,635 each BUT IT Cost the hospital $43 each!
    A 6,127.91% that Medicare PAID!!
    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center sent Medicare 10,711 claims for CAT scans, each for $2,068.
    At a cost per CAT SCAN of $139 or an overcharge of 1487.77%!
    Just two examples where Medicare gladly pays these "padded and passed on claims" and thus adding to the $250 billion a year in WASTE and FRAUD in Medicare!

    AND why? Because of EMTALA... LOOK it up since 1986 another example of good intentions lead to BAD results from government interference.
     

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