News Updates: Medicare, Medicaid Continue To Play Central Role In Budget Debate
As the standoff over raising the nation's debt ceiling continues, congressional efforts to cut entitlement programs appear increasingly likely to be pushed off until after the next election. In the background, though, both parties are focusing on Medicare and Medicaid as key to their future prospects. Democrats, who have cast themselves as Medicare's protectors, see control of the House of Representatives in play as a result of GOP proposals to revamp the program. However, some news outlets report that allies for the Medicaid program are far more sparse.
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