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Federal Budget Pleases Doctors, Not Hospitals
Health Leaders Media

The major trade groups for healthcare providers offered a decidedly mixed reaction to President Barack Obama’s Fiscal 2012 budget proposal released Monday, with doctors praising the plan and hospitals panning it.

The American Medical Association looked favorably upon the president’s plan to shift about $50 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments away from states, insurers and drug companies over the next 10 years, and use the money to improve physician reimbursements.