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Medicare unlikely to face cuts under GOP plan: CBO
Modern Healthcare

Medicare is unlikely to face significant cuts if the Republican measure to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year is enacted, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

That measure, which was passed by the House and rejected by the Senate, includes language to block implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration had alleged through much of this week that the Republican budget measure’s block on implementation funding would endanger short-term funding for Medicare.