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Provider groups, lawmakers blast Ryan Medicare, Medicaid plans
Modern Healthcare

Provider groups and lawmakers wasted no time criticizing the House Republicans’ fiscal 2013 budget plan that would offer a premium-support model for Medicare and shift Medicaid to a block grant program for states. The plan was released earlier by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

“Medicaid works. It provides coverage to more than 60 million Americans at lower administrative costs than private insurance and lower per-capita costs than Medicare,” Dr. Bruce Siegel, president and CEO of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (PDF), said in a statement Tuesday.