Seniors: Your check is in the mail and the donut hole will be completely closed by 2020.
“Medicare isn’t just something you’re entitled to when you reach 65, it’s something that you’ve earned. It’s a sacred and inviolable trust between you and your country.” – President Obama, June 8, 2010
With mid-terms looming and confusion about health care reform still a problem, the administration is looking to clear things up, especially for seniors. Some of the strongest opposition to health care reform comes from seniors who are frightened by misinformation about death panels.
On Tuesday, June 8, The White House launched a national campaign to combat fraud and misinformation and deliver the facts to seniors regarding Medicare and the Patient Affordable Care Act.
In a national tele-town hall meeting from Wheaton, Maryland, President Obama answered questions directly from concerned seniors around the country. More than 100 such events were held across the country and were also attended by administration officials.
The campaign includes steps designed to protect seniors by making sure they have clear and accurate information about the new laws and stronger tools to fight fraud and abuse in the Medicare program.
So what benefits can seniors expect? *
Meanwhile, Republicans across the country are running on a “repeal health care” platform.
* Bullet Points from White House press release
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