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Bane or boon? GOP, Dems spar over Medicare Advantage cuts at hearing
Modern Healthcare

Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday offered starkly divergent views about the effects of cuts to the Medicare Advantage program that were part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

During a hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, Republicans portrayed the reductions to the program—which were designed to bring per-beneficiary costs in line with traditional Medicare—as evidence of harm caused by the federal healthcare overhaul.