Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put out a really nice-looking brochure telling seniors about all the good things they would get under the Democrat’s health care law. The problem is, they leave out the fact that seniors will see $500 billion in cuts to their benefits. It’s obvious that Democrats realize how unpopular their health care law is with the American people. It’s sad that they feel the need to use taxpayer money to produce pure propaganda to try to convince people that it’s a good law.
We all know otherwise.
For example, the brochure says, “your guaranteed Medicare benefits won’t change-whether you get them through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan.”
Actually, the administration’s own actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says seniors who use Medicare Advantage will lose benefits as a result of this bill. It also seems outrageous for HHS to claim that a bill which cuts Medicare by half a trillion dollars will actually “preserve and strengthen” Medicare.
It seems like seniors are getting a bad deal once again. Now the administration is using Medicare funds to advertise a number of policies for which seniors are largely ineligible. I have serious concerns about the misuse of taxpayer funds to distribute such a misleading document. Our seniors deserve better.
Cross posted at Dave Camp For Congress.com