However, the ObamaCare true believers who run the Health and Human Services Department don't answer to voters, and they have written draft regulations that cut Medicare Advantage even more deeply than Congress mandated in the Affordable Care Act. Those cuts will bite hardest in states like Oregon (where 42% of Medicare beneficiaries use Advantage), or Florida (37%), New York (33%), California (37%) and Arizona (38%).Senators Wyden and Merkley have objected in letters to HHS. It looks like they had to pass the bill to see what was in it--or at least what HHS thought was in it.
The extra cuts stem from HHS's discretion and were dropped from the sky with no warning in February. More than a few Democrats seem to have caught the anvil. Some 139 Members of Congress have formally objected in 16 letters to HHS so far, and the signers include 26 Democrats in the House and 13 in the Senate.
Did I miss the Oregonian coverage of this? Or does one have to read Wall Street Journal to find out significant news about Oregon and its U.S. senators?
H/T Byron York