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Action Tank’ Faults Capps for Medicare Cuts


Outside forces continue to make noise in the race between incumbent Rep. Lois Capps and former lt. gov. Abel Maldonado for the 24th Congressional District seat. The American Action Network, a center-right “action tank,”released a district-by-district breakdown of what it called cuts to Medicare fee-for-service and advantage reduction. The total reduction in the 24th District they say — based on the Census, the Congressional Budget Office, and a new University of Minnesota study — is at least $1.09 billion. Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee reported spending another $39,546 in opposing Capps, bringing their total to $178,000 this month.

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