April 17, 2024

Joe Biden Moves to Slash Medicare Advantage

The Biden administration has finalized its transfer to slash Medicare Advantage because the forty sixth president has claimed former President Donald Trump seeks to slash entitlement applications.

The Biden administration on Monday will cut base funds for Medicare Advantage plans by a median of .16 p.c regardless of stress from Republicans and healthcare consultants. This follows Biden making controversial strikes within the danger adjusting coding system to allegedly make Medicare Advantage funds extra correct.

Biden’s transfer would influence greater than half of Medicare enrollees, as many American seniors now look to Medicare Advantage for his or her healthcare wants. American seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage may see their supplemental advantages reduced or cost-sharing elevated by $33 a month in 2025, in accordance to consultants.

Chris Meekins, an analyst, stated, “President Biden’s team is gambling that MA beneficiaries won’t realize before the election the benefits Biden’s team is causing them to lose come January 2025.”

Biden’s transfer to slash Medicare Advantage comes as Trump told Breitbart News he won’t ever contact Social Security or Medicare. This runs opposite to claims from Biden and Democrats that he would reduce entitlement applications.

“I will never do anything that will jeopardize or hurt Social Security or Medicare,” Trump defined. “We’ll have to do it elsewhere. But we’re not going to do anything to hurt them.”

A 2021 Commonwealth Fund examine discovered that 90 p.c of Medicare Advantage enrollees have been satisfied with their care, which is about the identical as conventional Medicare. Research has even proven Medicare Advantage outperforms Medicare on 16 totally different scientific high quality measures.

As Breitbart News reported, Biden as soon as sponsored a invoice that might sundown and subsequently evaluation and reauthorize applications similar to Social Security and Medicare:

Further, Biden might have forgotten that he sponsored a invoice in 1975, when he was a senator from Delaware, that might have sundown and subsequently required evaluation and reauthorization — or not — of federal applications, which reportedly included Social Security and Medicare. This proposal is remarkably related to Sen. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) authentic proposal, which Biden has regularly attacked.

“We must… begin reviewing existing programs to determine whether they are still effective, and whether they are worth the money that we are putting in them. We must eliminate the wasteful ones,” Biden stated when introducing the 1975 laws.

Republicans and conservatives are crying foul about Biden’s axing of Medicare Advantage.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) stated, “BREAKING: Biden just cut Medicare benefits AGAIN. 2.8 MILLION Florida seniors use Medicare Advantage & Biden’s cuts will cost them an extra $400 per year. Biden’s war on seniors is devastating & I’m fighting like hell to reverse this terrible decision.”

Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK), the chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), stated, “The Biden White House attacks me for wanting to fix and save Medicare, meanwhile @JoeBiden is actively cutting Medicare for 33 million seniors.”

FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon said in a press release:

Yesterday, the Biden administration continued their assaults on the personal sector choice for seniors on Medicare, Medicare Advantage. This is the second reduce in two years. This newest spherical of cuts will value seniors an additional $33 per month. That’s a $396 per 12 months fee improve for a cohort largely on fastened incomes and nonetheless reeling from horrible inflation. Medicare Advantage is so well-liked and so in style, over 50% of seniors – about 33 million – select it over conventional Medicare. It’s unbelievable to me the administration is selecting to assault one of the in style applications for our seniors.

Cutting a program as in style as Medicare Advantage appears out of character for many Democrats, except these cuts are a essential stepping stone in the direction of one in every of their final objectives – Medicare for all. Democrats have been upfront about wanting a single-payer, Medicare for all kind system. Perhaps Medicare Advantage and its 33 million prospects are merely collateral injury in getting there.

Heritage Action wrote, “Biden is cutting Medicare Advantage benefits for 33 million Americans—and hoping they don’t notice until after the November election. Here’s how benefits for seniors are being cut.”

Sean Moran is a coverage reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.