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Budget cut-hungry GOP walks fine line, eyeing 2016 elections

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House and Senate Republican lawmakers began working on a budget this week that could propose slashing Medicare and Medicaid in an effort to work toward a balanced budget without fiddling with tax rates, according to published reports.

Ryan budget proposal would hurt nursing home residents on Medicaid, critics charge

Ryan budget proposal would hurt nursing home residents on Medicaid, critics charge

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A Republican budget plan unveiled in the House of Representatives Tuesday would slash healthcare spending by $732 billion over the next decade, in part by reengineering Medicaid. The proposed changes could jeopardize benefits for a huge number of nursing home residents, critics said.

Sequestration and Ryan plan seen as big fiscal challenges

Sequestration and Ryan plan seen as big fiscal challenges

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Last month, the skilled sector figured out sequester cuts would cost providers more than $782 million in payments. Then Paul Ryan broke out the meat cleaver.

Ryan budget proposal calls for Medicare vouchers, Medicaid transformation

Ryan budget proposal calls for Medicare vouchers, Medicaid transformation

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) submitted a proposed budget calling for large cuts to Medicaid and partial privatization of Medicare on Tuesday. The budget — which includes repealing the Affordable Care Act — would save the federal government $2.5 trillion in healthcare costs over the next decade, according to Ryan.

Response to bipartisan Medicare overhaul falls along party lines

A Medicare reform proposal touted as a "premium support" plan has drawn criticism from the White House, other Democrats and Medicare advocates.