Health Care Reform is good for Medicare beneficiaries and is good for the country. Health care reform does not cut Medicare benefits. In fact, health care reform expands Medicare coverage, by eliminating cost-sharing for preventive services, adding a yearly wellness visit, limiting some cost-sharing in private Medicare plans, and closing the Part D "Donut Hole." It also improves the solvency of the Medicare program itself.
Reform does, however, change some Medicare payment policies. Some misstated reports of these changes have resulted in exaggerating public fear of cuts to Medicare benefits. Learn more about how reform will benefit Americans and Medicare beneficiaries.