Senate Republicans discussed the impact the almost half trillion dollar Medicare cuts contained in the Democrats' health care bill will have on the quality of care currently enjoyed by about 40 million American seniors using the program, particularly the 11 million using Medicare Advantage.
During health care debate on the Senate floor, Senate Finance Chairman Baucus (D-Mont.) admits the true cost of the Democrats' $2.5 trillion health care bill while Republicans question him about Democrats' attempts to use budget gimmicks like separating a bill to pay for adequate Medicare reimbursements to doctors the so-called doc fix from health care reform legislation.
During debate on the Senate floor, Republican senators point out that the Democrats health care legislation would ration patients access to health care and put government in control of medical decisions that should be made by patients and their doctors.