Cost pressures may force Congress to review Medicare spending
This article was originally published in Clinica
The new US Congress may be tempted to dip into the Medicare and Medicaid budgets next year as it looks for ways of staunching the growing federal budget deficit. The two programmes provide the main "pots of money" available to lawmakers as they look for ways to achieve President Bush's goal of cutting the deficit in half by 2009, a key Republican aide said last week.
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