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The Deficit Commission and Cuts to Medicare, Social Security

June 7, 2010 (9 Comments)

This year, Medicare turns 45, and maintaining this important federal program and protecting it from those who want to cut it is more important than ever. Because of recent economic and natural catastrophes,... 

Critics Question Study Cited in Health Debate

June 7, 2010 (1 Comment)

By REED ABELSON and GARDINER HARRIS for the New York Times – In selling the health care overhaul to Congress, the Obama administration cited a once obscure research group at Dartmouth College to... 

Whacking the Old Folks

June 3, 2010 (6 Comments)

By William Greider for the Nation – In setting up his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Barack Obama is again playing coy in public, but his intentions are widely understood... 

In Canada: Public health care as sustainable as we want it to be

June 2, 2010 (1 Comment)

Claim that medicare is too costly to maintain is based on economic and political myths By Robert G. Evans, University Killam Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia,... 

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