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  •  I have been trying for over three years to find (1+ / 0-)
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    out (approximately) how much Medicare is costing the Federal General Fund annually.  At this point in time I’m not sure if it’s costing anything.   I have sent letters to my congress people and to Social Security, but get only cryptic results that do not answer my question.  
       My question is simple. All people on Medicare pay a premium.  How much over and above the amount received as premiums is the Federal Government spending to cover the cost of Medicare?  The answer should be an easy one for officials to answer but apparently it’s not.  If you have the answer or know where I can find it, please let me know.  

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