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Pitts Statement on CMS' Decision to Reverse Some Cuts to Medicare Advantage


Location: Washington, DC

Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) today released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will reverse some of the Obama administration's proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage program. The announcement comes after members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have repeatedly urged the administration to protect these important benefits for seniors.

"I am pleased that CMS seems to be listening to concerns voiced by Medicare beneficiaries and members of Congress by appropriately rolling back some of the proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage program," said Chairman Pitts. "While the decision is welcome news, we must not forget the program still faces significant hurdles. In order to fund new entitlement programs, the health care law raided more than $716 billion from Medicare, $308 billion coming from Medicare Advantage. These cuts, which could disrupt coverage for over 14 million Americans, represent another one of the president's broken promises that if you like your current health care plan you can keep it."

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