Obamacare’s Medicare Cuts = $10,074 Per Iowa Enrollee 

Braley’s ObamaCare Raided $716 Billion From Medicare

DES MOINES – Washington liberal Bruce Braley proudly supported ObamaCare, which contained $716 billion in Medicare cuts. For seniors in Iowa, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says these cuts will cost each enrollee $10,074 over the next 10 years.

“Bruce Braley’s ObamaCare cuts over $10,000 from every Iowa senior enrolled in Medicare,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “After ransacking $716 billion from Medicare for ObamaCare, why would seniors ever trust Bruce Braley?”   

BACKGROUND …

In March 2010, Braley Voted For ObamaCare. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #165: Motion agreed to, thus clearing the bill for the president 219-212: R 0-178; D 219-34, 3/21/10, Braley Voted Yea)

ObamaCare Cuts Medicare By $716 Billion. “First, where it comes from. On July 24, the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, detailing the budget impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act. If Congress overturned the law, ‘spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion over that 2013–2022 period.’” (Sarah Kliff, “Romney’s Right: ObamaCare Cuts Medicare By $716 Billion. Here’s How.,” The Washington Post, 8/14/12)

Obamacare’s Medicare Cuts Per Iowa Medicare Enrollee = $10,074. (Robert A. Book and Michael Ramlet, “What Is The Regional Impact Of The Medicare Fee-For-Service AndMedicare Advantage Payment Reductions?” Carlson School Of Management, September 2012; CMS Website, www.cms.gov, Accessed 8/12/13)

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Bruce Braley has been in Washington for 8 years and was recently in Texas for a political fundraiser where he belittled Senator Chuck Grassley for being just a farmer, with no law degree.  Additionally, during the 112th Congress, Braley skipped 75 percent of the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings