During the marathon vote on the House healthcare bill this month, one Republican after another stood up and charged that the bill would strip seniors of their benefits under this program. In the other chamber,
Democrats say they're not trying to kill the program, but they are trying to change it.
Between the House and
Why the cuts? Right now, many experts say,
For many seniors, the extra government money means more benefits than the regular
The question now is how seniors would be affected by the proposed cuts.
"In terms of how insurance plans will respond, it's pretty hard to predict," says
So what will the net effect be? That's something, she says, policymakers will have to watch closely.
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