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Trump budget blueprint targets state Medicare counseling program

Last year, Frank Mirabella underwent sinus surgery that racked up a hospital bill of almost $23,000.
He expected Medicare to pay for it. But Mirabella, 76, received a letter from Sutter Health, a large health system in Northern California, explaining that the federal health program for seniors wouldn’t cover the surgery because he had an old, still-open workers’ compensation case.