Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
As a retiree, I am growing tired of hearing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Sen. Dean Heller talk about how President Barack Obama is cutting Medicare. They are trying to mislead and scare seniors.
The truth is that the cuts are only for tax dollars that go to the big health insurance and medical supply companies. The new health law finally cracks down on Medicare paying more of our money than it should to these corporations.
The new health law does not cut benefits for seniors. It actually increases them by lowering the cost of prescription drugs, closing the “doughnut hole” coverage gap and providing free annual checkups for serious diseases.
Repealing the new health law, which Romney and Heller want to do, would cut Medicare by taking away these benefits for retirees.
The author is the president of the Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans.