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U.S. House committee not to move Medicare plan
May 5, 2011 / 1:24 PM / 7 years ago

U.S. House committee not to move Medicare plan

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp said on Thursday his panel has no plans on moving forward on a Republican proposal that would privatize the Medicare health program for future retirees.

“I‘m not really interested in just laying down more markers,” Camp said at an event sponsored by Health Affairs, a health policy journal. Camp said he is more interested in acting on legislation that can be signed into law that would bring down soaring costs for the healthcare program for the elderly. (Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing by Bill Trott)

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