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Bush pushes Medicare reform

March 6, 2001 8:00 AM UTC

President Bush has "reached consensus" with key members of Congress "on the need to provide comprehensive Medicare reform while at the same time adding prescription drug coverage for seniors this year," according to a statement released by Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.). Bush met Monday with Frist, Sens. John Breaux (D-La.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Finance Committee, and Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee. The White House will release a set of general principles for Medicare reform soon, according to Frist. ...