CMS, Sebelius Tout Medicare Benefits in Health Reform Law
During the first five months of 2012, 14.3 million Medicare beneficiaries took advantage of a federal health reform law provision that ensures access to preventive health care services without a copayment or deductible, according to a recent announcement by CMS. Meanwhile, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently promoted the law's role in strengthening Medicare and criticized GOP proposals that would privatize the program.
- "CMS: 14 Million Seniors Have Received Preventive Benefits Under Obama's Health Law in 2012" (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 6/11).
- "Sebelius: Medicare 'Stronger Than Ever' Due to Health Care Law" (Viebeck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 6/11).