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Medicare Cuts Will Be Severe For California

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Undated — A recent study says that major Medicare cuts being considered by the federal government would have a huge effect on the state of California.

The Bush administration is proposing a $24 billion cut to Medicare over the next ten years. That would have far reaching consequences for the state´s care providers, particularly nursing homes.

The study indicates that only the state of New York would be harder hit than California. Health officials say the cuts could mean they would have to turn away patients who need help.

They would also put several health care providers out of business or into bankruptcy. The final budget is expected to be released next week.