It is important that President Obama know where the American people stand on this issue. 1) The Affordable Care Act provides over $500 Billion dollars in savings to Medicare by doing two things: A) Eliminating the bonuses paid to private insurers who cover Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. B) Increased oversight that reduces waste, fraud and abuse to the system. Billions more could be saved with increased efforts designed to end duplication of testing and overutilization through electronic medical records. Allowing the GOP controlled House to hold Medicare hostage in exchange for a 'Yes' vote on the debt ceiling opens the door to continued hostage taking. The two have nothing to do with each other. Medicare was intended as a promise to American seniors. It must remain a promise kept. Mr. President, Stand strong! Let the GOP know that you stand with the American people and say "NO" to Medicare cuts.
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