How plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act could affect Medicare

How plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act could affect Medicare

“If the Affordable Care Act goes through the appeal process in a very short time, you should be concerned about the solvency of Medicare immediately,” says Max Richtman, head of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. “You should be worried about the loss of preventive services. And you should be concerned about the rise in out-of-pocket drug prices.”

David Certner, a legislative expert with AARP, said the lack of specifics in Republican calls to repeal Obamacare were of great concern, as are proposals by House Speaker Paul Ryan to provide Medicare enrollees with premium-support payments, or vouchers, and let them buy health insurance in the private market.”

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