WASHINGTON (AP) - Hospitals, doctors and other Medicare providers are on the hook for a 2 percent cut under looming government spending reductions.
But they're not raising a ruckus. Why not?
The reason is the pain could be a lot worse if President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress actually did reach a big deal to slash federal deficits.
The automatic cuts taking effect Friday reduce Medicare spending by about $100 billion over a decade.
But Obama had put on the table $400 billion in health care cuts, mainly from Medicare. And Republicans wanted more.
What the industry was really worried about was a huge deficit bill that could target Medicare for $400 billion or $500 billion.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.