|A Battle to Change Medicare Is Brewing, Whether Trump Wants It or Not|
|Written by Robert Pear | New York Times|
|Monday, 28 November 2016 00:00|
Donald J. Trump once declared that campaigning for "substantial" changes to Medicare would be a political death wish.
But with Election Day behind them, emboldened House Republicans say they will move forward on a years-old effort to shift Medicare away from its open-ended commitment to pay for medical services and toward a fixed government contribution for each beneficiary.
The idea rarely came up during Mr. Trump's march toward the White House, but a battle over the future of Medicare could roil Washington during his first year in office, whether he wants it or not.
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