Don’t let GOP lies confuse you – Obamacare is a good thing

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Twitter trolls are spreading lies about Obamacare and its relationship to Medicare and Seniors. You can combat their lies by getting the real facts and sharing them. Obamacare (aka Affordable Care Act) is a good thing, especially for seniors.

#1 Troll says “Egregious example f Obamacare Medicare cuts-hospital refusing 2 ADMIT seniors & OBSERVING them instead”

Truth: Hospitals have been taking advantage of lack of clarity in Medicare billing procedures to charge higher rates when possible. This is not a failing of the ACA and it is being addressed by Congress.

Here are some tips to avoid your hospital stay from getting misclassified as “Observation Status”, and how to advocate in case it did.

Truth: ObamaCare cuts overpayments to hospitals and other wasteful Medicare spending to give seniors better benefits and to ensure the future of Medicare for years to come.

#2 Troll says: Millions Of Seniors Losing Their Doctors Thanks To Obamacare’s Cuts To Medicare

Truth: Medicare isn’t part of the Health Insurance Marketplace established by ACA, so you don’t have to replace your Medicare coverage with Marketplace coverage. No matter how you get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now.

Medicare changes provide enormous benefits to Seniors. However, the changes do cut down on fraud and overbilling – so trolls who are working for conservative political lobbies to protect the incomes of the medical and pharmaceutical industry stockholders and executives, will be against curtailing fraud for obvious reasons.

Other important truths about Medicare:
Medicare isn’t part of the Health Insurance Marketplace established by ACA, so you don’t have to replace your Medicare coverage with Marketplace coverage. No matter how you get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now.

Politifact put together this informative list of myths about the ACA. Check out the facts and spread the truth. Truth matters.

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