Obamacare Repeal Could Raise Health Care Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries

What's on the line if the Affordable Care Act is wiped out.

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Medicare beneficiaries are not necessarily immune from proposals on Capitol Hill to repeal, or partially repeal, the Affordable Care Act. The 2010 health care law includes a number of popular Medicare-related provisions—such as free preventive-care services and the closing of the Part D prescription-drug coverage gap—that could be swept away if Congress repeals the ACA.

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Susan B. Garland
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Susan Garland is the former editor of Kiplinger's Retirement Report, a personal finance publication whose subscribers are retirees and those approaching retirement. Before joining Kiplinger in 2006, Garland was a freelance writer whose work appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Modern Maturity (now AARP The Magazine), Fortune Small Business and other publications. For 12 years, Garland was a Washington-based correspondent for BusinessWeek, covering the White House, national politics, social policy and legal affairs. Garland is a graduate of Colgate University.