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GOP candidates will likely bring up Medicare plans during next debate
Modern Healthcare

The differing plans Republican presidential candidates have recently outlined for revamping Medicaid and Medicare are likely to be discussed during Wednesday night’s debate at the University of Colorado.CNBC, which is hosting the debate that begins at 8 p.m. Eastern, has said the forum will focus on economic issues like retirement spending and taxes. But jabs traded among top candidates this week on Medicare policy may force that issue onto the stage as well.Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has obtained the lead spot in several polls this week, recently said he no longer supports abolishing the government health programs, but he wants to provide an alternative that he believes people would “flock to.