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Health On The Hill: Spending Negotiations Remove Provisions Of Health Law, Entitlement Reform Looms

KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey talks with Jackie Judd about developments on the Hill. This week: The fiscal 2011 spending deal reached late last week would remove some minor provisions of the health care law and require that the Senate vote on two measures the House already has approved – denying federal funding for both the health care law and Planned Parenthood. Later this week, President Obama is expected to lay out his plans for reducing federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid as part of his deficit reduction plan.

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Correction: Health insurance cooperatives were not removed from the law, but as part of a deal to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year, funding for them was reduced by $2.2 billion. We regret the error.

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