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Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Letter of the Day

Throwing grandma and her girls under bus

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As state director of Concerned Women for America in Florida, I think it’s important women hear how the president’s health care law will affect them.

Let’s start with younger women. The Manhattan Institute analyzed the Health and Human Services numbers and found that under Obamacare, younger women will pay an average of 55 percent to 62 percent more for health insurance. And senior Florida women on Medicare are going to find that fewer doctors and health care providers take it.

President Obama took $716 billion from Medicare to help pay for Obamacare, in part by slashing the reimbursement rates to hospitals, doctors and nursing homes. That amounts to a $12,584 cut per Florida retiree, and 30 percent of Florida doctors said they would limit how many new Medicare patients they take. A whopping 27 percent said they would stop accepting it altogether.

Obamacare is throwing grandma and her girls under the bus.

Terri Johannessen

Winter Park

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