Op-Eds

Biden and Democrats are lying to Americans about Medicare cuts

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) drafted an op-ed in response to impending cuts to Medicare. 

Biden and Democrats are lying to Americans about Medicare cuts
By Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. 
The Washington Times 
November 10, 2022
Read full op-ed here.

Ahead of the midterm elections, President Biden and Democrats tried to sell the American people on the idea that Republicans will go after Medicare if the GOP takes control of Congress.

The president has said on many occasions that both Social Security and Medicare would be “on the chopping block.” Yet Mr. Biden is the one piling on our already strained medical professionals across the United States. Just this past week, the Biden administration announced cuts to Medicare that will prove devastating to American doctors and patients alike.

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Due to these harmful policies, many doctors simply cannot afford to take Medicare cases, leaving those who need it the most in search of care. Physicians that do accept Medicare patients face stunning costs without equal payment. This cycle is simply unsustainable for physicians and will result in a lack of access for millions of Medicare patients across the country.

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This Administration forcing physicians and Americans seeking access to medical care to pay the price for their own reckless spending is unconscionable. Creating robust health systems requires detailed planning and intentional policymaking, not throwing dollars at special interests through spending packages regardless of record inflation and other costs. American physicians and seniors deserve better.