Obama's Plan to Reform Health Care at the Expense
of Medicare is Not a Common Sense Solution
Among the cuts the President has proposed are reducing payments to hospitals that care for large numbers of the uninsured by $106 billion. President Obama asserts that because so many people will have health insurance after his reforms, these hospitals will no longer need the money. But that doesn't account for illegal immigrants, who use the emergency room since they cannot obtain care elsewhere. Emergency rooms visits are a major driver of health care costs, and if hospitals cannot receive aid from the federal government, they may be forced to eliminate valuable resources you or I may desperately need in the future.
There is no question that this nation needs health care reform, but I will never in good conscience support a proposal that cuts benefits to the neediest constituents. You can be sure I will oppose any effort by the Obama administration to cut your Medicare benefits.
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