PolitiFact: Romney/Ryan Claim That Obama “Robs” Medicare Is False

Posted by | August 15, 2012 20:56 | Filed under: Top Stories

And what about Romney’s statement that President Obama is the only president to ever cut Medicare for seniors?  Also false.

• President Ronald Reagan cut Medicare by reducing payments to hospitals, and he cut benefits by raising deductibles.

• President George H.W. Bush cut benefits by repealing a law that would have expanded coverage for drugs and catastrophic illness.

• President Bill Clinton cut Medicare by changing payments to doctors and other providers, which could be considered to have an indirect effect on beneficiaries.

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