On a collision course: Will the 'supercommittee* steer clear of dangerous cuts to the safety net?

November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/14/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 46, p14
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The author reflects on the first deadline for the U.S. Congress' Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was tasked to achieve 1.2 trillion U.S. dollars in federal spending cuts over 10 years. According to the author, it is expected that healthcare spending will be targeted by the supercommittee. Information on proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid programs is provided. He questions whether these programs will still be able to fulfill their missions after facing budget cuts.


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