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Momentum builds for $174B Medicare fix
By Peter Sullivan and Sarah Ferris
Momentum is building in Congress for a proposal that would abolish Medicare cuts, top Republicans said Thursday, despite the emerging battle over the $174 billion price tag.
The package being discussed by House leaders in both parties would partially pay for the cost of the $174 billion fix, sources say.
The legislation got a lift Thursday from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Asked if the measure needed to be fully paid for, he said, “I’d do it no matter what it takes.
Apparently, some Republicans
want to return
to the good old days of
communicable disease outbreaks.…