TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
MAY, DAVID
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;11/14/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 46, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
67376075

 

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