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Did We Solve the Medicare Funding Problem

…the deepest cuts are still found by altering the growth formula for provider payments.  This is not curve bending, it’s haggling, and these are the sort of cuts which have so far proven the least able to withstand interest group pressure.

So we aren’t done talking about healthcare.  We haven’t even really started.  Our budget problems loom as big as ever, and we just used up both political capital, and some of our stock of tax increases and spending cuts, to pay for something else.

http://meganmcardle.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/12/our_coming_medicare_debacle.php

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December 22, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare, Medicare | , , , ,

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