Donald Trump will take office with a Republican-controlled Congress and abortion opponents in his cabinet. This is likely to reopen emotional debates over abortion rights and women’s health.
The Senate has, so far, failed to defer scheduled 21% payment cuts to physicians treating Medicare patients: Physician reimbursement rates and the political crossfire over new government spending.
- Alice Rivlin senior fellow, Brookings Institution, vice chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (1996-99); director, White House Office of Management and Budget (1994-96); and founding director, Congressional Budget Office (1975-83).
- Stuart Guterman Assistant Vice President, Director, Program on Payment System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund
- Ron Pollack is Executive Director of Families USA, a national non-profit organization for health care consumers.
- Brian Riedl senior budget analyst, The Heritage Foundation
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