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staff writer Mary Agnes Carey reports: "President Barack Obama's fiscal 2014 budget includes a variety of what he says are 'manageable' changes for Medicare's 54 million beneficiaries as well as for the hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers that serve them. That assessment has drawn concern from some patient and provider groups that, although recognizing the need to address the nation's rising health care costs, say seniors shouldn't bear the brunt of efforts to reduce entitlement spending" (Carey, 4/15). Read the story
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