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With budget battles ahead, White House official urges cautious approach on Medicare
Modern Healthcare

As a series of budget battles looms later this year, the Obama administration is trying to lessen the likelihood that Medicare will face cuts.

Elizabeth Fowler, special assistant to the president for healthcare and economic policy at the White House’s National Economic Council, argued that relatively lower spending growth and the need to avoid disrupting ongoing cost-saving pilots should keep Medicare from facing cuts during coming spending battles.