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New plan offered to cut cost of Medicare

WASHINGTON — With Congress and President Obama poised to enter yet another budget battle, the Center for American Progress released a new plan Wednesday that the organization says will stem the rising cost of health care without hurting seniors.

The plan would cut $385 billion from the federal budget over a decade through a series of proposals that target waste in the health care system and modernize Medicare. The proposals affect every constituent from medical suppliers to doctors and hospitals to patients.

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