In Senate, Democrats take budget stance on health cuts

03/13/2013 | Washington Post, The

Democrats led by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced a 10-year budget plan that includes relatively smaller Medicare and Medicaid cuts. The plan challenges President Barack Obama's renewed efforts to strike a budget bargain with Republicans that includes Medicare and Social Security cuts. The Senate proposal takes $275 billion from Medicaid and Medicare instead of $400 billion in Medicare savings the president proposed.

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