US attempts to keep Medicare solventBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7097.1781d (Published 21 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1781
- Fred B Charatan
The ways and means committee of the United States House of Representatives has voted to cut Medicare spending by $115bn (£72bn) or 8.5% of the amount that would otherwise be spent in the next five years.
That is the largest reduction in the programme's history. Most of the …