Billions in Home Healthcare cut from Medicare


I wish I could tell you this was the only major cut to Medicare. But no. The reimbursements to Doctors and Hospitals were cut significantly. The news was out there, but no one cared. We knew that Medicare was being raided for the purpose of Obamacare. But there was no outrage. No response from our Congress. Now the regime will make the cuts – thousands – inch by inch, and destroy this program. Few Doctors will take on new Medicare patients. That is the long and the short of it. Home Healthcare was one of the most important “wellness” programs. It kept seniors from winding up in Nursing homes. By the way, those reimbursements have been slashed as well.

Via AMAC:

As if ObamaCare’s botched website, coverage cancellations, and higher costs were not bad enough, the Obama Administration has quietly dealt yet another blow – this time striking millions of the nation’s most vulnerable seniors.  Specifically, the Obama Administration has decided to deeply cut funding for the Medicare program’s home health benefit as a way to help pay for ObamaCare.

The Administration made this announcement very quietly, waiting to do so until the very end of the last Friday before Thanksgiving, perhaps thinking that most people would not be looking.

To be sure, the timing of the Administration’s quiet announcement did keep it out of sight – for a while.  That ended on December 12th, however, when the Washington Examiner broke the story in an article headlined “ObamaCare forcing 14 percent cut in Medicare’s home health program.”  FOX News and the Daily Caller have also picked up this story, so full attention is now being paid to this unprecedented cut – and the harm it will do to frail seniors across America.

As the Examiner’s Richard Pollock wrote, “An estimated 3.5 million poor and ill homebound senior citizens will wake up on New Year’s Day to discover ObamaCare has slashed funding for their home health care program.”  He’s right: on January 1st, the Obama Administration will sharply cut Medicare funding for home healthcare services.

Totaling a whopping 14 percent between 2014 and 2017, this cut is the maximum allowable under the ObamaCare law.  The Administration had the discretion to cut less, or even to make no cuts at all.  But they decided to impose the deepest cut made possible by the Affordable Care Act (shouldn’t we be calling this the “Horrible Care Act”?) legislation.  And in doing so, they will shift billions of dollars from Medicare to ObamaCare.

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H/T: Weasel Zippers

19 Responses to “Billions in Home Healthcare cut from Medicare”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    There’s another aspect to this: many home health aides who are employed via programs funded by Medicare will be out of work! Most home health aides barely subsist as it is right now — with pay around $10/hour.

    One of my best friends is a home health aide. She works her butt off while still enjoying her work and is now worried that she’ll soon be unemployed. To add to the uncertainly mentioned in this blog post, she’s required to purchase her own health insurance, a product that she cannot afford at ObamaCare rates.

    Make no mistake about it: ObamaCare is going to deal what could be a death blow to our nation’s economy. Meanwhile, Obama is grinning and bragging.

    I’m glad that I’m as old as I am. At least, I was able to live a decent life. Generations subsequent to mine are not going to have even an acceptable standard of living — no matter how much they slave away.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      He is one evil man, as well as his minions. Pure evil. Period.

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  2. LD Jackson Says:

    Thanks for writing about this, Bunker. It is one of those issues that need to be highlighted to the American people, in the hope that they will finally wake up to what the Obama administration has been doing for five years. Another part of the Amac story says the Obama administration knows full well what affect this will have on the home health industry and the senior citizens who rely on it. They simply do not care, pushing ahead with their agenda.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I cannot believe no one is covering this. Other than a handful of us, nothing. This will literally shorten people’s lives.

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    During the 2012 election Obama and the Democrats ran around claiming the Republicans wanted to throw granny off the cliff by reforming Medicare but in reality the only party who voted to do this was the Democrats when they passed Obamacare. The propaganda worked and now people are going to find out the truth the hard way, sometimes seeing is believing but this is sad because it didn’t have to happen. If only people listened…..

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    • bunkerville Says:

      And they still will not listen. Not until they reach the Gulag. Germany all over again in spades.

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  4. gds44 Says:

    Reblogged this on Gds44's Blog.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much.

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  5. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    When is the AARP folks going to figure out that progressive socialist want us old folks to die. We cost too much to keep alive. Well, tis old fart pays his own bills so they can go to hell!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Funny isn’t it. You will end up with better healthcare before this is over.

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  6. Angel Says:

    what a fine mess we are in Bunker!! .Warmest holiday wishes to you and yours hun!…xxoxoxooo Angel:-)

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Wishes go out to you. What a mess.

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  7. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  8. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) Says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks very much.

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  9. AKA John Galt Says:

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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