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Taxpayers Union, Liberal Group Agree on Health Cuts

By Newsmax Wires   |   Friday, 16 Sep 2011 03:09 PM

Who says liberals and conservatives can’t agree on anything?

The conservative National Taxpayers Union and the liberal U.S. Public Interest Research Group put together a list of more than 50 measures to shrink the budget deficit by $1 trillion over the next 10 years, The Hill reports.

The groups sent their suggestions to the supercommittee on deficit reduction.

The recommendations include $128 billion in savings for government healthcare programs. The healthcare ideas include:

• Cutting Medicare payments to teaching hospitals for resident training ($69.4 billion)
• Lowering Medicare payment rates in high‐spending geographic areas ($47.6 billion)
• Raising the joint contraction between the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration for the purchase of prescription drugs ($6.6 billion)
• Reforming the operation of private entities that contract with Medicare to improve the efficiency and quality of services ($3 billion)
• Ending improper Medicare payments for chiropractic services that aren't supposed to be covered ($1.97 billion).



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Who says liberals and conservatives can t agree on anything? The conservative National Taxpayers Union and the liberal U.S. Public Interest Research Group put together a list of more than 50 measures to shrink the budget deficit by $1 trillion over the next 10 years, The...
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