Archive for December 13th, 2009

Here is a link to a C-SPAN video and transcript of comments made by Senator Crapo of Idaho.  Senator Crapo highlights a provision in the Senate Bill which would carve out Medicare Beneficiaries in 3 counties (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach) from the cuts to Medicare Advantage.  The provision was inserted by Senator Nelson of Florida to protect Medicare Beneficiaries in his home state.  Appartently, other Senators are seeking similar protections for their constituents, however, they are voting against extending this protection to all Medicare Beneficiaries.  The cost to protect Medicare Advantage in these 3 counties in Florida is projected to be $5 Billion over 10 years.

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