Obamacare And The Debt

Apr 24 2012 @ 7:46pm

The ACA's Medicare Advantage cuts may be delayed. Josh Barro worries:

The Administration has apparently decided that it’s politically problematic to reduce some seniors’ benefits in advance of the election. But there is always an election coming up, and cutting Medicare spending will always mean that somebody gets less of something. Eliminating Medicare Advantage subsidies was supposed to be the low hanging fruit among the Medicare cuts in PPACA. If these can’t withstand political pressure, how are IPAB’s cuts (which would hit traditional Medicare) supposed to survive?