Durbin Wants Budget Talks To Include Entitlements
On Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) urged other Democrats to consider including Medicare and Medicaid reforms as part of a long-term solution to avoid impending spending cuts under sequestration. However, Durbin noted that proposals to increase the Medicare eligibility age could jeopardize elderly U.S. residents' access to affordable care.
- "Include Medicare, Medicaid Cuts in Deficit Deal: Durbin" (Daly, Modern Healthcare, 11/27).
- "Senior Democrat Durbin Urges Talks on Medicare" (Dixon et al., Reuters, 11/27).