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Subject: RE: PolitiFact Texas
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:59:04 -0500
From: Chris Steinbach
To: Gardner Selby <wgselby@statesman.com>

So, if a rate is cut, as cited by the Chief Actuary of Medicare, that would mean the entitlement known as Medicare is cut, by the amount of the rate reduction, correct?      If there is an entitlement for everyone eligible to receive a pizza, and we are cutting the rate paid to pizza kitchens by x%, then there will be less of that entitlement for pizza.   That's my understanding.      




Mr. Chris Steinbach

Chief of Staff & Legislative Director

Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst

Texas House District 13