Romney Factually Incorrect With Claim That Obama “Robbed Medicare”

Posted by | August 12, 2012 18:27 | Filed under: Top Stories

Mitt Romney claimed on “60 Minutes” that the president has “robbed Medicare,” but it is not true. Honest Republicans know that there are no cuts to Medicare in the Affordable Care Act, but rather a slowdown in the rate of growth.

“There are no reductions in the Medicare benefits promised in law,” said Gail Wilensky, who served as administrator of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare under President George H.W. Bush and is a senior fellow at Project Hope, a health-research organization in Virginia…

That hasn’t deterred Republican-aligned groups such as Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from the benefit-cut assertion in campaign television commercials targeting the law that have outnumbered positive ads by a 3-to-1 ratio since measure took effect, according to data from Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks campaign advertising…

Medicare spending will continue to grow in real dollars. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects Medicare spending will reach $887 billion in 2020, up from $499 billion in actual spending in 2009.

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