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The Latest: Auditor predicts 35 percent Medicaid cut by 2036


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Republicans' effort to pass a health care overhaul and keep the party's promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local):

4:35 p.m.

The Congressional Budget Office says Medicaid cuts in the Senate Republican health care bill would take a 35 percent bite off the program's projected spending by 2036.

That's a deeper cut than the nonpartisan office has projected for 2026. That year's reduction would be 26 percent below projections under current law.

The report released Thursday does not quantify how many fewer people the heal...

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