Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"...[T]he Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872)... represents a comprehensive approach to health care reform while making important improvements and investments in Medicare...
In combination with the reconciliation bill... provisions in the underlying law will increase access to treatment for people with Medicare.
Despite claims to the contrary, the bill does not cut any Medicare benefits...
Lastly, the final health care reform package also provides access to health coverage for millions of Americans without health insurance, including people with disabilities enduring the two-year wait for Medicare. Assistance with premiums and cost-sharing will help ensure middle-class
Americans will be able to afford the medical care they need, while the expansion of Medicaid coverage provides a cost-effective means of delivering care to people with low incomes."
Letter on behalf of the Medicare Rights Center to US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Mar. 24, 2010
"Answers about Medicare: Part 5," www.nytimes.com, Aug. 8, 2010
"Answers about Medicare: Part 4," www.nytimes.com, July 29, 2010
"Answers about Medicare: Part 3," www.nytimes.com, July 26, 2010
"Answers about Medicare: Part 2," www.nytimes.com, July 19, 2010
"Answers about Medicare: Part 1," www.nytimes.com, July 14, 2010
"Statement by Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker on President Obama’s Announcement of a New Discount Program in the Part D Doughnut Hole, or Coverage Gap," www.medicarerights.org, June 22, 2009
"Statement for the Record for the Senate Special Committee on Aging’s Hearing: 'Seniors Feeling the Squeeze: Rising Drug Prices and the Part D Program,'" www.medicarerights.org, Mar. 17, 2010
"Policy Memorandum [on New York Medicaid costs]," www.state.ny.us/governor, Mar. 5, 2009