Obamacare creates rationing board

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Date Originated: June of 2011
Categories: Medicare & Obamacare
The Republican party and conservative media is claiming that the Affordable Care Act will create a Medicare rationing board that will determine who gets to live or die. The truth of the matter is that the law explicitly forbids these boards to "ration care, increase taxes, change Medicare benefits or eligibility, increase beneficiary premiums and cost-sharing requirements, or reduce low-income subsidies under Part D."

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