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Medicare Reform Rolls On

Posted - Nov. 17, 2003 at 9:40 a.m.



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WASHINGTON - With a Medicare drug deal in hand, Republican congressional leaders this week open a drive to enact the ambitious reform of the health-care program for seniors despite opposition from some top Democrats.

The bill has been criticized from both the left and the right, but it is unclear whether either side can stop a sweeping $400 billion 10-year initiative.

Conservatives want more stringent cost containment and more expansive market reform, but liberals say the Republicans hijacked a popular drug bill to add all sorts of reforms that they say will give seniors higher bills and less health security.

Reuters

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