But Republicans say the brochure also leaves out plenty of information. For example, they take issue with the claim that seniors will still have a choice of physicians. Instead, GOP lawmakers counter that, because Democrats didn’t provide a fix to the Medicare physician fee formula in health reform, doctors may choose not to see Medicare patients.
The Obama administration is proud of their brochure and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended it at a press briefing earlier today. She said the brochure will set the record straight on what changes health reform will bring to the Medicare program as well as what will stay the same. And she said seniors need correct information to protect them from criminals who have been using the law as a pretext for scams.
— Mary Ellen Schneider (on Twitter @MaryEllenNY)