Thune: Obama’s Medicare Proposals Are Insufficient

No. 3 Republican Sen. John Thune (SD) said Tuesday night after the State of the Union that President Obama’s proposals to save Medicare don’t go far enough.

“All he said was he would agree to a number [of health savings] that was in Bowles-Simpson,” Thune told a small group of reporters, “and that was a fairly modest number. And most of it was achieved not be structural reforms but by cuts to providers and some other things.”

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