Obama administration highlights seniors' benefits on health law's anniversary

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Republicans, for their part, argue the health law hastens Medicare's insolvency by removing $500 billion from the program to pay for what they call an unsustainable new entitlement.

"Without the healthcare law, more than 5.1 million seniors would have faced $3.2 billion in higher drug costs," HSS Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusNext Kansas governor to reinstate LGBT protections for state workers Progressives set to test appeal of prairie populism in Kansas primary Overcoming health-care challenges by moving from volume to value MORE said as she unveiled the new figures at a St. Louis community college. "As we move forward, seniors will save even more as the new law completely eliminates the Medicare doughnut hole, delivering more relief to Americans."