budget cuts

Sequestration Cuts a Better Alternative for Providers

February 28, 2013

Washington, D.C.’s latest episode of The Blame Game, sequestration, reaches it anticlimax tomorrow, and with it, $85 billion in automatic cuts will be made to the federal budget. Among these cuts, the Associated Press reports, is 2 percent in Medicare. However, those who will be affected, such as hospitals and doctors, aren’t “raising a ruckus,” […]

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Fiscal Cliff Deal a Mixed Bag for Hospitals

January 9, 2013

Last week’s fiscal-cliff deal (such as it was) instituted a “doc fix” that came largely at the expense of hospitals. But as Politico is reporting, hospitals have a few reasons to be thankful for the deal. Reporter Jennifer Haberkorn writes, “For all the hits the hospital industry took in the final fiscal-cliff deal, it managed […]

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