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POLITICO: Simpson-Bowles Make Their Comeback

October 5, 2012

Commission called for 20 percent copay for Medicare-funded home health services, which amounts to $600 per episode

By Jake Sherman, POLITICO

Simpson and Bowles are having another national moment.

Fifty-eight million Americans saw President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tangle over former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles’s deficit reduction plan. “Simpson-Bowles” was the most popular Google search during the 90-minute debate.

But behind the scenes, the two deficit hawks are enjoying more than just a search engine moment. The pair is heading to Virginia’s Mount Vernon next week to meet with the new bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” in an effort to hash out a major deficit and tax package. (more…)