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Hospitals as budget target. Bush's proposed budget has hospitals crying foul over a 'savings' plan that reduces Medicare, Medicaid funding by $200 billion



Hospitals as budget target. Bush's proposed budget has hospitals crying foul over a 'savings' plan that reduces Medicare, Medicaid funding by $200 billion



Modern Healthcare 38(6): 6-7, 14, 1



President Bush's fiscal 2009 budget proposal comes equipped with $200 billion in Medicare and Medicaid savings. While the Bush administration deems the figure necessary to ensure the programs remain solvent, hospitals are crying foul. Michael Connelly, left, president and CEO of Catholic Healthcare Partners, said Bush's budget proposal "fundamentally missed the point."

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