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The Push Is On For Deficit Reduction

Addressing government entitlement programs, including Medicare, are key to that effort. Meanwhile, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich offers his own plans for wringing savings from health care costs.

The Washington Post: Business Leaders, Economists Push For Deficit Cut
On Thursday, a powerful group of leaders in the business, academic and economic communities sent letters to the White House and Capitol Hill urging policymakers to work together to reduce the deficit by overhauling government retirement programs and an inefficient federal tax code (Montgomery, 4/1).

Politico: Newt Gingrich's Rx: Cuts, But Not At NIH
Newtcare, here we come. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hates President Obama's new health care law and he's got his own plan to replace it, one that relies heavily on several controversial cost savings approaches (Nocera, 3/31).

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