With Health Dollars At Stake, Interest Groups Focus On ‘Super Committee’
The Connecticut Mirror: Health Lobbyists Flocking The 'Super Committee'
Health care groups have started flooding the super committee with appeals to protect their sliver of federal health care programs. Because the panel's mandate is to find at least $1.2 trillion in debt-reduction over the next decade, Medicare and Medicaid are prime targets. Together, those two government insurance programs account for nearly one-quarter of all federal spending. The simple math has put every sector of the health care industry on edge — from nursing homes to physicians to patient advocates (Shesgreen, 9/26).