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.