The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, cuts the Medicare Advantage program by $200 billion over 10 years. Republicans say that and rule changes by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "will force millions of American seniors to face higher healthcare costs or lose access to their doctor, health plan, lifesaving drugs and the benefits they've come to rely on."
About a third of seniors in the Medicare program enroll in Medicare Advantage through private insurance companies, the Hill, a Washington political publication, said, adding the GOP will continue to make cuts an issue in the 2014 midterm elections.
The Obama administration is expected to make public on Feb. 21 the 2015 rates for Medicare Advantage, the Hill said.
"Now is not the time to shortchange seniors' choices," said the letter signed by Boehner, R-Ohio., and two Michigan congressmen, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp and Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The administration has said the cuts address an imbalance between Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare.