A think-tank with ties to the White House is looking to prevent a raid on health care programs during upcoming budget talks.
It's released a plan today for some significant savings -- mostly from Medicare.
The blueprint from the Center for American Progress spares Medicaid and the new health care law from most of the cuts.
Instead, the liberal-leaning group targets Medicare service providers, from the pharmaceutical industry to hospitals and nursing homes.
Higher-income Medicare recipients would face increased monthly premiums for outpatient and prescription coverage.
The Center for American Progress serves as an idea factory, of sorts, for the Obama administration -- much as the conservative Heritage Foundation did during Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Rising health care costs are the most stubborn element of the nation's long-term budget woes. At the same time, a recent report for the government estimates that the nation's health care system squanders about 30 cents of every medical dollar -- or a total of $750 billion a year. (AP)
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:02:30 GMT
The Reno Aces pushed across four runs in the top of the ninth, but the Albuquerque Isotopes walked-off with a 6-5 victory on Sunday afternoon at Isotopes Park. Reno entered the ninth inning down 5-1,More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:17 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:17:58 GMT
Trailing 5-1 the University of Nevada baseball team scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to close within a run but was unable to complete the comeback falling 6-4 at Fresno State in theMore >>