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Tag: "Joint Commission"

Actuaries Urge "Super Committee" to Put Medicare on the Table

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Academy of Actuaries Medicare Steering Committee is urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to develop proposals to slow health care spending growth to improve the long-term solvency and sustainability of the Medicare program. “Health care spending growth is threatening the sustainability of not only the Medicare program and the […]

GOP Announces Its Six Members, Pelosi Still Undecided

Earlier this week, Democrats announced their picks for the three Senators that would be part of the “super committee” tasked with deficit reduction. Today, Republicans release the names of the three Representatives and three Senators that would fill out the entire GOP side of the committee. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced his selections as […]

Boehner Releases Framework of Debt Ceiling Deal

On Sunday night, Obama announced that a deal on the debt ceiling had been reached. While House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was saying that some or none of her Democrats might vote for the proposal, House Speaker Boehner held a conference with the leaders on the right side of the aisle. Later Sunday night, he […]