President claims Medicare improvements through health care reform

President Obama used this week’s address to argue that benefits have been made to the future of Medicare as a result of the recently passed health care reform legislation. The President cited a newly released Trustees report that addressed this issue:

“According to this report, the steps we took this year to reform the health care system have put Medicare on a sounder financial footing. Reform has actually added at least a dozen years to the solvency of Medicare – the single longest extension in history – while helping to preserve Medicare for generations to come. We’ve made Medicare more solvent by going after waste, fraud, and abuse – not by changing seniors’ guaranteed benefits.”

You can read the report here.

The President’s Weekly Address:

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