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Congressional leaders reaffirm stands on entitlements
Modern Healthcare

Congressional leaders indicated Sunday that long-standing partisan positions on future healthcare policy changes have hardened in the aftermath of a “status quo” election.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), a member of the “Gang of Six” group of bipartisan senators that offered a federal deficit reduction deal during last year’s debt ceiling debate, said on ABC News’ “This Week” that any debt-reduction deal expected in the coming weeks or months will need to include changes to Medicare and Medicaid.