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HHS’ Hargan: Medicare cuts will shore up program
Modern Healthcare

HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan assured U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers on Tuesday that the $845 billion Medicare spending cut over the next decade won’t amount to slashing care.

A large portion of the seeming cuts stems from a change in how hospitals are paid for uncompensated care and graduate medical education. Instead of taking those dollars from the Medicare trust fund, they will come from the general fund, shrinking the gap to around $500 billion, Hargan said during a House Budget Committee hearing.