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Senate bill could drive some providers out of Medicare: CMS
Modern Healthcare - Matthew DoBias

The overall cost of the Senate health reform bill would largely be offset by cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, but the bill also could force more providers to end participation in the federal programs, according to CMS actuaries. According to a new report, the Senate’s health reform package, which passed along party lines on Dec. 24, will cost $882 billion over a 10-year budget window. The lion’s share of the cost will come from initiatives to greatly expand health insurance to some 34 million more Americans, the actuaries predict.