House Approves Medicare Cuts The House and Senate plan to vote today on different versions of a bill that implements a large piece of the balanced budget agreement. The measures aim to cut 115 billion dollars of spending on programs including Medicare, Medicaid and welfare. The House legislation does not go far as the Senate version, which would raise the age of eligibility for Medicare gradually to 67, and would raise Medicare premiums for affluent recipients. President Clinton opposes those changes. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.