Originally Posted by alnorth
That is not a "cut" in Medicare. I'm not a Dem apologist, but this crap is ridiculous. The Medicare benefit does not change, at all. What is cut is the physician reimbursement. Now, if every physician in your area refuses medicare patients, you may have a problem, but that is not likely, at all. Presuming Medicare is good somewhere near you, no cut. Why do you care if your provider gets less taxpayer dollars?
It's definitely a cut in Medicare, it's just not a direct benefit cut. But let's not be confused about this. If provider payments were unimportant to the Medicare system, we could just zero them out.