From today's Roanoke Times, a laugher:
A real threat to MedicareRepublicans are trying to cut Medicare?
There is one real and immediate threat to Medicare patients that touches on the health care reform debate: Republicans and some fiscal hawks among Democrats are balking at a measure to avert a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors starting in January.
Such a drastic reduction in reimbursement rates could cause some doctors to quit taking Medicare patients, making it harder for seniors to see the doctor of their choice.
Last week, House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to prevent the cuts, not just next year but ... [link]
Let's look at what real newspapers are reporting around the country:
Boston Globe: Democrats seek cuts in Medicare Advantage
CBS News: Democrats Aim To Cut Medicare Costs
The Washington Examiner: "Will Obama pay the price for cutting Medicare?"
Again, the Examiner: "Democrats agree to raise taxes and cut Medicare to fund health care reform"
Town Hall: ObamaCare Will Cut Medicare
MSNBC: "Seniors uneasy over Medicare cuts in overhaul"
I wonder if the boys at the Roanoke Times get paid on the side for some of the stuff they write.