Modern Healthcare - - OPINIONS EDITORIALS -

“As for spend­ing cuts (un­der a GOP pro­posal), Democrats would only have to agree to $750 bil­lion over 10 years. About $180 bil­lion of that would come from chang­ing the in­fla­tion cal­cu­la­tion for ben­e­fits, so the other re­duc­tions would hardly be ex­treme. Keep in mind that any changes in Oba­macare (with its 3.8-per­cent­age point pay­roll tax in­crease) and ma­jor re­form of Medi­care and Med­i­caid were long ago ruled out by Democrats. … Democrats must be­lieve they can blame Repub­li­cans if the su­per­com­mit­tee fails, rid­ing their cam­paign against ‘mil­lion­aires and bil­lion­aires’ back to com­plete power in Washington.”

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