Lawmakers Debate Reform Law’s Effect on MA Plans
At a hearing on Friday, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chair Wally Herger (R-Calif.) argued that the Affordable Care Act's $300 billion in cuts over the next decade will force many insurers out of theÂ Medicare AdvantageÂ program and leave beneficiaries with additional costs. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) criticized the GOP for trying to take advantage of the situation, noting that Republicans have voted for the same amount of cuts in House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget proposal for the past two years.
- "Congress Spars Over Medicare Advantage Plans" (Pittman, MedPage Today, 9/21).
- "GOP: 'Bonuses' to Medicare Advantage Mask Cuts" (Norman, Politico, 9/24).