A grand bargain on deficits and the budget eluded Obama and House GOP leaders last year. With the election approaching, it's even less likely this year.
But if Obama is re-elected and his health care law is upheld by the Supreme Court, Wyden sees Medicare exchanges and a premium support system as the basis for a deal to reduce health care costs. He said Democrats would be hard pressed to argue against the idea if it is working for people under 65 as a result of the health care overhaul.
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