The President is participating in a "tele-town hall" at AARP headquarters in Washington, D.C. today. Here are three questions suggested by Morning Bell about his reform agenda:
Will we find it more difficult to see doctors? This is already a problem. Won't it get worse if the government reduces Medicare spending by $313 billion over the next 10 years?
Will we lose our health insurance coverage? One in five seniors is in a Medicare Advantage plan – providing much more comprehensive care than traditional Medicare. What happens to us when the federal government cuts reimbursement rates?
Will we be denied access to expensive care? A health board in Britain decides whether extra months or years of life are worth the cost. Is that what we can expect in America?