Review & Outlook: The Liberal Medicare Advantage Revolt – WSJ.com

A big political story this year is likely to be Democrats turning on their White House minders as the harmful and unpopular parts of the Affordable Care Act ramp up. On the heels of the recent 79-20 Senate uprising against the 2.3% medical device tax, now comes the surge of Democrats pleading on behalf of Medicare Advantage.Liberals have claimed for years to hate this program, but by now Advantage provides private insurance coverage to more than one of four seniors. And those seniors like it.However, the ObamaCare true believers who run the Health and Human Services Department dont answer to voters, and they have written draft regulations that cut Medicare Advantage even more deeply than Congress mandated in the Affordable Care Act. Those cuts will bite hardest in states like Oregon where 42% of Medicare beneficiaries use Advantage, or Florida 37%, New York 33%, California 37% and Arizona 38%.

via Review & Outlook: The Liberal Medicare Advantage Revolt – WSJ.com.

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