Medicaid & Medicare Spending

Secretary Mike Leavitt talked about President Bush’s proposal to rein in the costs of Medicaid and Medicaid, the nation’s… read more

Secretary Mike Leavitt talked about President Bush’s proposal to rein in the costs of Medicaid and Medicaid, the nation’s largest entitlement programs, by $196 billion over the next five years. It would restrict the annual growth of Medicare spending to 5 percent, down from 7.2 percent. The overall HHS budget would increase 2.3 percent, to $733.3 billion, under the proposed budget. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. close

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Medicaid & Medicare Spending

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 5, 2008

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  • Feb 05, 2008 | 9:33am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 05, 2008 | 11:51am EST | C-SPAN 1
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