Authorities won’t enforce Medicare Advantage restrictions until after election

From the Wall Street Journal:

The White House has apparently decided that it won’t enforce the unpopular parts of its health-care plan until after the 2012 election. The latest evidence is its decision not to slash Medicare Advantage, the program that Democrats hate because it lets seniors choose private insurance options. …

Would this be the same Medicare Advantage that candidate Barack Obama vowed to eliminate, saying in 2007 that “We shouldn’t be rewarding the insurance industry for deceiving and defrauding our seniors”? And would this be the same program that Democratic Congressman Pete Stark says is evidence that “Medicare privatization trumps moral values” for Republicans? Why yes, it would.

Read the whole article: Another ObamaCare Concession – WSJ.com.

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