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Medicare Cuts Unlikely To Undermine Benefits

By Igor Volsky  

"Medicare Cuts Unlikely To Undermine Benefits"

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As lawmakers consider cutting Medicare as part of an effort to raise the debt ceiling, NPR’s Julie Rovner reports that if history is any indication, a final deal is unlikely to include cuts that affect Medicare beneficiaries. “The whole political history of (cutting) Medicare has been focused not on beneficiaries, it’s been focused on health care providers, such as doctors, hospitals and nursing homes,” she reports.

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