WASHINGTON, DC - Feb 06: Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies during the Senate Finance hearing on the president's fiscal 2009 budget proposal. The panel's Democrats assailed the health proposals the budget request, directing their ire at the treatment of private Medicare plans and children's health funding. Leavitt drew battle lines with Democrats over the future of Medicare. He defended the administration's preference for using private insurers and injecting...
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