Reminder: Hagan Cut Medicare

Kay Hagan’s memory must be slipping in her bid to support and run on Obamacare. Her latest email fundraiser calls for people to sign a petition to protect Medicare:

“Medicare was created almost 49 years ago so that seniors would never have to choose between going to the doctor’s office or going to the grocery store, paying for their prescriptions or paying for their housing…Today, I’m joining with some of my Senate colleagues to urge action to protect Medicare. If you’re on our side, sign the petition today.”

Kay forgets she voted cut Medicare in order to pay for her beloved Obamacare. TWICE.

Our seniors are hardest hit.

“Some 526,000 seniors — 5% of Medicare Advantage enrollees — are losing access to plans they had this year, according to a report this week from the Kaiser Family Foundation. They will need either to pick another private plan or rejoin the old Medicare program. ” –  Investor’s Business Daily

Some Background on Hagan’s Medicare Cuts Courtesy of the NCGOP:

Hagan Cast The Deciding Vote For ObamaCare. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #396: Passed 60-39, 12/24/09, Hagan Voted Yea)

ObamaCare Cuts Medicare By $716 Billion. “First, where it comes from. On July 24, the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, detailing the budget impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act. If Congress overturned the law, ‘spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion over that 2013–2022 period.’” (Sarah Kliff, “Romney’s Right: Obamacare Cuts Medicare By $716 Billion. Here’s How.,” The Washington Post, 8/14/13)

ObamaCare Cuts Medicare Advantage By $200 Billion Over 10 Years. “ObamaCare enacted $200 billion in cuts to Medicare Advantage over 10 years…”  (Russell Berman, “GOP hits Obama on Medicare Advantage,” The Hill, 2/13/14)

“ObamaCare’s Medicare Advantage Cuts Will Lead To Benefit Reductions Of About $1,500 Per Beneficiary.” “Obamacare’s Medicare Advantage cuts will lead to benefit reductions of about $1,500 per beneficiary, according to a new analysis from a conservative think tank. The American Action Forum, founded by former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, said almost all Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will feel the effect of cuts to the program.” (Sam Baker, “Study: Cuts To Medicare Advantage Top $1,500 Per Senior,” National Journal, 4/17/14)

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