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I don't have the confidence that JDeMonnin has in the stated reasons for cutting Medicare. Those talking points just don't jibe with the reality that more seniors will need home health care, which is often more cost effective than expensive nursing home or hospital care, and can be less distressing to the patient.
There was an opportunity to reform Medicare, but it was blown in this excessive overhaul effort. Killing the reviled Medicare Advantage, which I pay extra for and appreciate the extra coverage, is not going to save the system. And if there is that much abuse and fraud, why not fix it now and not use it as an excuse to rob the seniors to pay for future promises that may not help the overall system much.
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