Bush Health Cuts Would Impact State's Hospitals

One of the key proposals in President Bush's budget for the next fiscal year calls for cuts in healthcare spending.

President Bush said yesterday that he hopes to save some $36 billion by trimming Medicare, the government's insurance program for elderly people. He is also recommending reductions to Medicaid, the state-federal collaboration that provides healthcare for the poor.

To look at the possible impact of such cuts in the Bay State, Bob Oakes speaks with Ronald Hollander, president of the Massachusetts Hospital Association.

This program aired on February 7, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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