In 1997 when Congress and the Clinton administration cut payment rates to hospitals for the treatment of Medicare patients, statistics show that death rates increased by 7 percent in those facilities that incurred the most drastic cuts.
Based upon the statistics from 1997, a new report today indicates that ObamaCare will result in higher death rates for senior adults due to the drastic cuts in the amount hospitals will be paid to treat Medicare patients.
In order to fund ObamaCare, the administration implemented cuts to the Medicare program totaling over $700 billion. But in order to assuage the fears of seniors that their benefits will be cut, Obama has reassured seniors that the cuts will not impact them directly but only hospitals.
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