Earlier this week the House Ways and Means Committee minority staff released a list of Medicare issues for the Super Committee’s consideration. The list identifies more than $500 billion in potential savings from the Medicare program, achieved through a variety of cuts across a number of health care industries. In addition, the document contains brief discussion regarding anticipated proposals relating to the Affordable Care Act.
The Super Committee had its first meeting on Thursday, September 8, where the Committee adopted rules governing the hearings and proceedings going forward. The Super Committee’s next hearing is scheduled for September 13.