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White House Scrambles to Keep Obamacare From Gutting Medicare Before Election

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The Weekly Standard

In today’s New York Post, Benjamin Sasse and Charles Hurt report that the White House is again playing politics with Medicare. Obamacare guts Medicare Advantage, the popular market-based program to get Medicare coverage. (And it’s very popular — the program had 5.3 million enrollees in 2003, and now has 12 million. That includes more than one in three Medicare recipients in California and New York.) Suffice to say, many of those in the Medicare Advantage program would not be happy to find out about any changes to their Medicare plan before election day. Contain your surprise, but Sasse and Hurt report the White House is engaged in very dubious tactics to make sure that doesn’t happen:

Nothing is more politically volatile than monkeying with the health insurance of seniors, who aren’t too keen on confusing upheavals in their health care and are the most diligent voters in the land. This could make the Tea Party look like a tea party.

Making matters even more politically dangerous for Obama is that open enrollment begins Oct. 15, less than three weeks before voters go to the polls.

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  1. moarkdave

    April 23rd, 2012

    I really do not think that Obummer cares. I think he will try to implement as much of it as he can, as soon as he can.
    That away when the SCOTUS declares it unconstitutional, he will have so much in place that it will be “impossible” to do away with it.

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  2. Rides A Pale Horse

    April 23rd, 2012

     
  3. Nunya

    April 23rd, 2012

    …and he’ll just gut it anyway then blame the (R)s, who will bend over and say “thank you sir may I have another?”

    Problem solved

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  4. serfer62

    April 23rd, 2012

    Not to worry OHbama…the Speaker Boehner has your back…again

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  5. Efficacy

    April 23rd, 2012

    Yes indeed – saw this latest BHO scam story on NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NPR and front pages NY & LA times, Wash. Post, as well as in my dreams./

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  6. Billy Fuster

    April 23rd, 2012

    Anyone who has crawled into bed in any way with the corrupt government for the past 50 years deserves nothing.

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  7. Frosteetoes

    April 24th, 2012

    My mom is gonna be pissed…I can’t wait to tell her! That’ll teach her for voting for Obama in 2008. Ha!

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  8. Major Mal function

    April 24th, 2012

    Was that before or after stealing $500 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare?

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