Vulnerable Democratic lawmakers, worried about November elections, have changed their tune about some of the ramifications of Obamacare.
Many of them recently joined with Republican, Tea Party and other conservatives to apply enough pressure to the White House to fend off proposed Obama cuts and changes to Medicare Advantage this year.
On Monday the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) told reporters the Obama Administration has decided has decided not to reduce benefits seniors were receiving from the program plans, which is their substitute for traditional Medicare.
When senior voters began complaining to their elected officials, it became obvious another negative Obamacare consequence could adversely affect Democrats facing elections in November.
Many of these Democrats found themselves painted in a corner because they had previously opposed the program all together. When voters started raising their voices after discovering that $200 billion in cuts were planned for over 10 years to pay for Obamacare, Democrats started backing off.
Plan insurers had were going to have experience federal payment cuts of 1.9 percent, which would force reductions for their customers payouts. Obama’s current version is that the federal payments to insurers will increase by .40 in 2015.
A blitz of advertising from insurers and the lawmakers repeatedly pounded the Obama Administration that “senior are watching.”