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Healthcare called key driver of federal deficit
Modern Healthcare

A sober discussion on trimming $4 trillion from the national debt got off to an unusual start. Erskine Bowles, was co-chairman of a commission on fiscal responsibility convened by President Barack Obama, began with a shout-out to his personal orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Walter Beaver, who Bowles said had reconstructed both his knees and both his shoulders.

“Without him, I wouldn’t be here,” said Bowles, speaking at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in Chicago.