Dave, it isn't a case that you don't know the below. You just have a terrible case of thinking just blame on Bush and will keep you from the truth.<quoted text>
THERE ARE NO CUTS IN MEDICARE TO DOCTORS IN OBAMACARE.
My God you people are dumber than sh*t.
The cuts in payments stem from a law passed in 1997 that adjusted payments based "by comparing the percentage increase in Medicare payments to doctors to the percentage increase in the GDP."
In the past, this was overridden in Congress by the "doc fix".
This "doc fix" was originally in the ACA but Republicans ran in circles screaming how expensive it was.
Republicans controlled Congress when this law was passed & had plenty of opportunities to fix it.
Comparing the payments to the GDP during the Bush recession & its effects cut those payments.
But hey, let it up to right whiners to blame Obama for not fixing a problem they created in both writing the law & creating the recession.
The second bunch of money that gets cut from Medicare under Obamacare comes from providers. Hospitals, home health agencies and others will see Medicare payments grow more slowly than they have in the past.
Medicare benefits will not change in theory. However, providers who get paid less from Medicare in the future may be less inclined to accept Medicare patients, thereby reducing access.
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