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US attempts to keep Medicare solvent

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7097.1781d (Published 21 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1781
  1. Fred B Charatan
  1. Florida

    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 …

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