Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas was not pleased with the Biden Administration’s proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage system. He took to the press to express his outrage, accusing the administration of hypocrisy and fearmongering. In an interview with Breitbart News, he stated that the administration was cutting Medicare while simultaneously accusing Republicans of wanting to do the same. He believes that the Biden Administration is attempting to eliminate competition in the Medicare Advantage field and distract from the Hunter Biden story.
Biden is a complete JOKE.
Our enemies are mocking us right now…. pic.twitter.com/JmuYeayH9r
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) February 8, 2023
The Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, had previously tweeted that any claims that the administration was cutting Medicare were false. He accused health insurers of promoting “disinformation” and claimed that protecting Medicare was a key priority for President Biden and one of the highest priorities at HHS.
Any claim that this Administration is cutting Medicare is categorically false. Leave it to deep-pocketed insurance companies and industry front groups to characterize this year's proposed increase in Medicare Advantage payments as a pay cut.
I’ll explain more 🧵 ⬇️ (1/8) https://t.co/TTGQEEBfRD
— Secretary Xavier Becerra (@SecBecerra) February 17, 2023
Sen. Marshall was not convinced by this statement. He argued that the administration was not protecting Medicare, but rather cutting it. He further accused the Biden Administration of fearmongering, claiming that they were attempting to distract from the Hunter Biden story. He believes that the administration is trying to scare people away from paying attention to what is really going on.
The Senator’s comments have sparked a heated debate over the Biden Administration’s proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage. While some believe that the cuts are necessary to protect Medicare, others argue that they will hurt Medicare beneficiaries and the Medicare Trust Fund. It is clear that the issue is far from resolved and will continue to be a point of contention between Republicans and Democrats.
Sen. Marshall’s comments have highlighted the importance of this issue and have brought it to the forefront of public discussion. It is clear that both sides have strong opinions on this matter and it will be interesting to see how it plays out in the coming months. Regardless of the outcome, it is clear that Sen. Marshall’s words have had an impact on how people view the Biden Administration’s proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage.
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