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Senate OKs budget plan that includes $275B in healthcare cuts
Modern Healthcare

An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade but shelters domestic programs targeted for cuts by House Republicans.

While their victory was by a razor-thin 50-49, the vote let Democrats tout their priorities even as the plan contained an additional $275 billion in unspecified healthcare cuts over the next 10 years. The plan doesn’t resolve the deep differences the two parties have over deficits and the size of government.