Hutchison: Obamacare: Higher Patient Premiums & Massive Medicare Cuts

    For months, the U.S. Congress, the news media, and American households have been preoccupied by health care reform. Some of the strongest indicators that the health care debate is cutting to the quick of American life are the tens of thousands of letters I have received from Texans of all ages – including kids – on this vital issue. It’s because – perhaps to a greater extent than any other policy we face today – health care is deeply personal and consequential. When we view reform through the eyes of the individual Americans it will impact, it’s easy to keep our guiding priorities in sight: health care must be accessible and it must be affordable.