Hospitals and Nursing Homes Brace for Medicare Cuts

Hospital chains and nursing homes are bracing for Medicare cuts
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Hospital and nursing home managers are reaching for the aspirin again. No matter who wins on Nov. 6, most Democrats and Republicans agree in principle that federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid will need to go under the knife, above and beyond the cuts written into the 2010 health-care overhaul.

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