Many are irked by new stance

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama
Several Congressional Democrats have joined long-term care leaders in expressing dismay over President Obama's apparent endorsement of Medicare and Medicaid funding cuts.

In a recent jobs speech, Obama said he disagreed with members of his party “who don't think we should make any changes at all to Medicare and Medicaid.”

This came as a congressional “supercommittee” is seeking ways to find spending cuts totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said that while he supports job creation, “We would rather see some kind of increase in revenue as opposed to cutting [funding for Medicare and Medicaid].”
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