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Health-Care and Welfare Revisions Win Approval of Senate


Wall Street Journal (06/19/97) P. B10

A package of health care and welfare revisions including $129 billion in Medicare and Medicaid savings over the next five years, was unanimously approved by the Senate Finance Committee. The Clinton administration and the House, however, still have reservations in regards to some of the provisions. The package would save money by reducing payments to providers while encouraging beneficiaries to use managed-care plans. It also seeks to provide an additional $14 billion for welfare recipients, including disabled legal immigrants. One of the most problematic issues remaining is the question of whether to spend $16 billion to provide health benefits for 5 million poor children.


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