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Republicans and Democrats spar over entitlement cuts

The U.S. Senate’s vote rejecting Republicans’ proposed 2012 budget — and all of its provisions to drastically overhaul Medicare and Medicaid — means both sides are back to debating how to best balance the federal budget.

President’s budget due next week, already causing shivers through providers

President Obama is expected to release his budget proposal for fiscal 2012 on Monday, and it’s not a document long-term care providers are happily anticipating. Lobbying intensified over the last several weeks, as advocates for many industries and groups—long-term care certainly among them-pushed statistics favorable to their cause. Some fear a call for significant Medicare and Medicaid cuts in the president’s proposal. That would, no doubt, kick off a round of even more intense lobbying.

Berwick decries Medicare and Medicaid fraud and waste in parting interview

Obama renominates Berwick to head CMS, contentious hearings promised

President Obama announced Wednesday that he has renominated Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, six months after naming him chief during a Congressional recess. The first time, Obama bypassed what promised to be contentious Senate confirmation hearings. But this week’s move is expected to put Berwick back on the hot seat with many lawmakers.

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President vows to fight attempted repeals of healthcare reform

President Obama defiantly said he would fight any repeal efforts to his health care reform platform but added in his State of the Union address Tuesday night that he would remain open to ideas for improving it. He also called for more spending cuts to Medicare and Medicaid but didn’t offer any specifics.

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