President Barack Obama said in 2009 that the Medicare cuts he signed as part of his Obamacare health reform law would never be repealed, noting that nearly one-third of the bill’s funding came from cutting Medicare.
In a November 2009 interview with ABC News’ Jake Tapper, Obama acknowledged that a third of the funding for ObamaCare came from cutting Medicare.
ABC’s Jake Tapper: “One of the concerns about health care and how you pay for it: third of the funding comes from cuts to Medicare.”
President Obama: “Right.”
Tapper went on to ask Obama whether he would allow Congress to repeal or patch the Medicare cuts as it does every year with the so-called Doc Fix, a measure designed to ensure adequate reimbursement payments are maintained to doctors who care for patients covered by Medicare.