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    Seven Falsehoods About Health Care

    Seven Falsehoods About Health Care

    False: Medicare Benefits Will Be Slashed
    The claim that Obama and Congress are cutting seniors' Medicare benefits to pay for the health care overhaul is outright false, though that doesn't keep it from being repeated ad infinitum.

    The truth is that the pending House bill extracts $500 billion from projected Medicare spending over 10 years, as scored by the Congressional Budget Office, by doing such things as trimming projected increases in the program's payments for medical services, not including physicians. Increases in other areas, such as payments to doctors, bring the net savings down to less than half that amount. But none of the predicted savings – or cuts, depending on one's perspective – come from reducing current or future benefits for seniors.
    this seems like a fair representation......and completely debunks the scare tactics being used by the right. now, if you want to have a discussion on how to pay for hc reform, fine. but let's omit the death panels and the medicare talking points.

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    Re: Seven Falsehoods About Health Care

    need to remove a few HTTP from your link
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    Re: Seven Falsehoods About Health Care

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