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"Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has been running for Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) Senate seat in part by attacking the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the Medicare Advantage program — despite voting for those same Medicare savings.
Cassidy admitted at a town hall meeting in Gonzales, La. last Monday that he voted for the cuts to Medicare Advantage as a way to create savings that can be used more broadly.
"Among the things that the president's health care law does is it cuts Medicare Advantage," said Cassidy, who is a physician. "Now it would be one thing if the savings they were taking from Medicare Advantage were put back into the trust fund because as we mentioned, the trust fund is running out of money."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more here from Samantha Lachman / The Huffington Post:
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