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Obama Offers More of the Wrong Medicine on Medicare

Fooling Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 8:32 PM
So I learn today Obama wants to Tax Aspirin?!?!? And hundreds of new regulations? To paraphrase Charlton Heston, and in peaceful protest and exercise of my First Amendment rights, "Take your stinking paws of my healthcare and off my body, you nasty, dirty, corrupt politician!"
The latest fiscal cliff plan from President Obama promised $400 billion in entitlement savings. An analysis by the Washington Post of the likely composition of those "savings" showed that nearly half of those cuts would come from requiring prescription drug rebates in Medicare. That would be a huge mistake for the country's fiscal and physical health.

Americans are living longer lives, and the additional years of retirement are putting a strain on Social Security and Medicare. But raising the retirement age - a bipartisan cost-cutting favorite - is deeply problematic unless Americans are healthy when they reach their mid-60s and...

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