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Deficit panel tackles health care costs
San Francisco Chronicle

The health care cuts proposed by leaders of President Barack Obama’s deficit commission would reach virtually every corner of society, making cost curbs in the new overhaul law look tame by comparison.

Workers with solid coverage on the job, seniors, drug companies, trial lawyers, hospitals, doctors, state governments and federal employees would all feel the effects. For Medicare recipients, the biggest change would be an increase in cost-sharing.