The clock is ticking: Debt talks put bull's-eye on health spending, but how much pain is necessary?

July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/11/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 28, p23
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The author discusses the deadline on the issue of national debt ceiling, with emphasis on healthcare spending in the U.S. He explains why the annual Medicare and Medicaid spending is a target for budget cuts. The author believes that deep budget cuts may prove to be catastrophic for many Americans, pointing out that efficiencies help contain costs. He cites several reports and studies of healthcare spending.


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