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"… ize of the other two leviathans in the federal budget — U.S. spending on Medicare or Social Security — most respondents said they were not surprised. By …"

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"… lly, the plan Romney has endorsed would let her choose between traditional Medicare fee-for-service coverage, or a variety of private plans with premiums part …"

"… have to pay “$6,350 extra per year” for a health care plan similar to Medicare. But that’s an out-of-date cost estimate based on a year-old plan that s …"

"… debate, and just focus on the factual assumptions made or implied.Julia on MedicareSome of the more factually challenged claims in “The Life of Julia” inv …"

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"… ervices to the elderly. …"

"… ripping off the government health plan for the elderly. But it stated that Medicare’s payment scales for doctors have been “vulnerable to fraud and abuse …"

"… or chooses can make a big difference to the bottom line. For instance, the Medicare fee for treating a new patient in 2010 ranged from $36.62 to $190.56, depe …"

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"… llas Morning News [PAYWALL], February 28, 2012 …"

"… at questionable billing practices and political interference that directs Medicare spending in often-inefficient ways.The big story in Medicare fraud last we …"

"… that directs Medicare spending in often-inefficient ways.The big story in Medicare fraud last week was an unprecedented bust of 107 doctors, nurses and socia …"

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"… strike domestic programs as well, including a 2 percentage point cut from Medicare payments to health care providers. The sequester required by the supercomm …"

"… utions over subsequent years.And $56 billion in savings over 10 years from Medicare and Medicaid as a result of curbing medical malpractice lawsuits is specul …"

"… ouse GOP budget promises sharp cuts to Medicaid and a dramatic overhaul of Medicare for future beneficiaries.Warring Democrats and Republicans hold sharply op …"

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"… ng a huge new $150,000 tax cut for the wealthiest 1 percent, while cutting Medicare and education for us.Viewers might come away thinking that Romney wants to …"

"… ked out with Congress and we have a wide array of options.”‘Cutting’ Medicare, education?As for the ad’s claim about Romney “cutting Medicare,” Pr …"

"… ing’ Medicare, education?As for the ad’s claim about Romney “cutting Medicare,” Priorities USA Action says it is referring to Romney’s support for R …"

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"… iminate air traffic control services in some places, and “ultimately end Medicare as we know it.”Romney says that’s just “rhetorical excess” and acc …"

"… to give seniors premium-support payments and a choice between traditional Medicare and private plans, beginning in 2023. But the president’s claim that the …"

"… s claim that the plan would herd older, sicker patients into traditional Medicare isn’t necessarily true. That’s a matter of debate. Ryan’s plan would …"

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"… pendent contractor, over 10 percent of his pay went to Social Security and Medicare taxes. As an employee, FedEx would have split that bill and contributed to …"

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"… are Act is closing the despised and even deadly “doughnut hole” in the Medicare prescription drug program, which was designed in 2003 largely by lobbyists …"

"… its than helping seniors stay alive. The way the law was cobbled together, Medicare beneficiaries get prescription drug coverage only up to a certain amount. …"

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"… ates already are covered by workplace plans or government programs such as Medicare. When the insurance obligation kicks in, not even two years from now, most …"

"… ople.After all, the government requires workers to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, whether they want the benefits or not.One argument for the insuranc …"

"… andates as a cop-out and prefer a government program that covers everyone, Medicare for all.It's clear that many people do not understand what the law would d …"

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"… Last year, an iWatch News investigation found 40 percent of Medicare-funded cancer screenings to be unnecessary, especially for the elderly. Th …"

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"… s cover that uncompensated care either through higher taxes to support the Medicare and Medicaid programs or through higher health insurance premiums. The car …"

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"… n a mandate that every American not eligible for a government program like Medicare or Medicaid be required to buy coverage from a private insurer and that &n …"

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"… forceps designed for a single use. Following that outbreak, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pilot program inspected 1500 outpatient surger …"

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"… onism, and his willingness to support large government expansions like the Medicare prescription drug bill and the 2005 Highway Bill.” But Romney’s record …"

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"… o benefit administrators for big corporations that self-insure and for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. It’s no longer even accurate to refer to those fi …"

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"… Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., including this radio ad campaign about Medicare. About $406,300 was spent on several ads in support of Sen. Ben Nels …"

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"… Romney was associated personally with “illegal activity” in a massive Medicare fraud in the 1990s. The fact is Romney was never accused of wrongdoing in …"

"… Jan. 27 going after him for his association with a company that committed Medicare fraud while he was a director in the 1990s.The ad is billed as a “traile …"

"… focused on Romney’s role at Damon Corp., which was convicted of massive Medicare billing fraud that went on while Romney was a director.The ad strains to i …"

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"… l Senate Office Building press conference to promote a bill requiring that Medicare accept prescriptions electronically — a bill in which at least 20 center …"

"… aches to treating Alzheimer’s disease to support for legislation pushing Medicare funding for drug packaging that helps elderly people remember to take thei …"

"… ation Therapy Management Expanded Benefits Act of 2010.” The bill sought Medicare payments for new packaging of medicines, a specialty of the Richmond, Va., …"

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"… versity in March simply told respondents that defense, Social Security and Medicare together constitute more than half of the federal budget, 54% favored cutt …"

"… the least year asked respondents to choose where they would prefer to cut Medicare, social security or the military, 45-55 percent chose the military, 16-21 …"

"… security or the military, 45-55 percent chose the military, 16-21 percent Medicare, 13-17 percent Social Security.If respondents are given choices between la …"

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"… Dr. Don Berwick, who served until recently as head of the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.As fate would have it, I am staying in a hotel with …"

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"… ey erred when he said everybody was covered by private insurance, ignoring Medicare and his own expansion of Medicaid.Santorum also fouled up when he claimed …"

"… imed medicine “worked rather well” in the early 1960s. That was before Medicare, when in fact rising health care costs were forcing many of the elderly on …"

"… tatement is entirely true.Many of those insured previously were covered by Medicare (for those age 65 or older) or Medicaid (for low-income residents), which …"

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"… e– the– Ron Paul– wrong Paul. Paul Ryan’s plan to– to provide– Medicare reform– a right-wing social engineering plan. It said that– that as pa …"

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"… candidates at times distorted the truth on a variety of topics, including Medicare, job creation, gasoline prices and environmental regulations.Gingrich vs. …"

"… ey also said the ad was correct when it said Gingrich called the Paul Ryan Medicare plan “a right-wing social engineering plan.” (Gingrich did that, and l …"

"… claim that by cutting “theft alone we could save $100 billion” in Medicare and Medicaid, and that the only people punished would be “crooks.”It …"

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"… o is being more forthright about GOP Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to “save” Medicare, Republicans or Democrats.If you overhaul the Medicare system like you did …"

"… plan to “save” Medicare, Republicans or Democrats.If you overhaul the Medicare system like you did your Ford and tell the public it’s still Medicare, a …"

"… he Medicare system like you did your Ford and tell the public it’s still Medicare, are you doing so honestly?As I noted last week, PolitiFact, the St. Peter …"

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"… ves two lumps of coal.   …"

"… eaming up with Republican Rep. Paul Ryan in trying to pretty much hand the Medicare program over to private insurance companies. When Ryan unveiled his p …"

"… private insurance companies. When Ryan unveiled his plan to privatize Medicare earlier this year, it was so unpopular even his GOP colleagues were hesita …"

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"… o pay for the payroll tax cut in a number of ways, including by increasing Medicare premiums for senior citizens with incomes greater than $80,000 instead of …"

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"… “Meet the Press” host David Gregory asked two questions about Ryan’s Medicare plan. First, Gregory asked whether it was smart to “buck the public oppo …"

"… “buck the public opposition and really move forward to completely change Medicare,” describing Ryan’s plan in some detail (“a voucher program where yo …"

"… to buck the public opposition and really move forward to completely change Medicare, turn it into a voucher program where you give seniors…"Gingrich: "Right …"

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"… ficantly by almost any measure.”Oops.Public Citizen’s study found that Medicare spending has increased faster in the Lone Star state than the nation as a …"

"… te than the nation as a whole and that outpatient service costs covered by Medicare have also exceeded national averages. “More Texans lack health insu …"

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"… rs that Michael Jackson’s physician mistakenly remained eligible to bill Medicare long after being convicted for his role in the singer’s 2009 death. But …"

"… rin Hatch, R-Utah, and Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, on Tuesday sent a letter to Medicare’s administrator alleging that Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray,  a …"

"… ld have caused him to be immediately kicked out of the program.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid spokesman Brian Cook said the senators are mistaken. Conrad …"

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