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Major Cuts in Provider Pay Recommended by White House Commission
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Hospital leaders are objecting to draft recommendations issued Wednesday that would impose earlier and more draconian pay cuts to hospitals and doctors, and slice many programs that support hospital programs that serve the poor.

The report from the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, appointed by President Obama in February to deal with the nation’s fiscal crisis, suggests numerous strategies to save $200.3 billion in federal spending by 2015 and reduce the federal deficit by $4 trillion by 2020.