When I got home from work, I checked my email. I found the following:
Will Brown talk about The Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, which is a United States Government agency created in 2010 by sections 3403 and 10320 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which has the explicit task of reducing the rate of growth in Medicare without affecting coverage or quality. What that means is that doctors will get even lower payments. To paraphrase the President, “If you like your doctor, he might not like you because Medicare will pay him less than Medicaid doctors.
Or, will Brown talk about the mean Republicans and their evil child Paul Ryan?
Obviously, this is a trick question. Liberal Democrats seem to have a problem with telling the truth, but that might be due to the sheer volume of goodies buried in Obamacare. Nancy Pelosi was right when she said “You have to pass the bill to see what’s in it.”
I hope the seniors who attend this “discussion” will hold Browns feet to the fire. If seniors are to decide between the future of Medicare under Obamacare vs. the future of Medicare under Paul Ryan’s plan, they need the truth, not lies.