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  •  Well to be fair (2+ / 0-)
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    gooners, RenMin

    Medicare is a great program, other than the fact that has a small number of unfunded liabilities... like $32 trillion worth

    http://money.cnn.com/...

    Don't get me wrong, we can fix this up. And most of this comes from the BUSH HANDOUT TO THE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

    But we DO need to focus on strengthening the system and shoring up Medicare - it IS a real problem.

    Single payer care...NOW

    by bccobbs on Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 08:45:36 AM PDT

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    •  Let Medicare bargain for drug prices and (1+ / 0-)
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      RenMin

      vigorously prosecute for-profit entities caught ripping off the taxpayer. Hire more auditors to catch the SOBs.

      •  That will save (0+ / 0-)

        some money, sure. Maybe a few billion. But 32 trillion? That IS a real problem, whether we want to admit it or not.

        Single payer care...NOW

        by bccobbs on Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 09:18:13 AM PDT

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