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    Posted: 6/13/2011 3:57:45 PM EST
    Rita Moore spends time in her garden Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Corcoran, Calif. Moore is now diagnosed with advanced cancer and could not afford the prescription drug she needed to help stop the spread of the disease. She is now looking at options for end-of-life care. Researchers say seniors with Medicare prescription drug coverage are facing steep copays for the newest kind of cancer drugs. Unlike older drugs, the medications come as pills and do not have to be administered at a clinic. She needed a drug called Sutent for kidney cancer, but the pharmacy was going to charge her $2,400 for a month?s supply, more than her income. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
  •  - Treasury Secretary Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports at the Treasury Department in Washington

    Treasury Secretary Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports at the Treasury Department in Washington

    Posted: 6/9/2011 12:54:10 PM EST
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports released at the Treasury Department in Washington, May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - Treasury Secretary Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports at the Treasury Department in Washington

    Treasury Secretary Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports at the Treasury Department in Washington

    Posted: 6/9/2011 12:53:51 PM EST
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports released at the Treasury Department in Washington, May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - Rick Santorum attends a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Rick Santorum attends a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:57:10 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (C) hands his daughter Isabella Maria (bottom) off to a family friend after she threw up on him as his wife Karen (L) was introducing him during a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:55:08 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Rick Santorum greets supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Rick Santorum greets supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:54:11 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (L) greets supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:52:56 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Rick Santorum shakes hands with supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Rick Santorum shakes hands with supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:51:09 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R) shakes hands with supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:48:27 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Rick Santorum greets Kenneth Garver at the start of a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Rick Santorum greets Kenneth Garver at the start of a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:46:59 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (L) greets his father-in-law Dr. Kenneth Garver (R) at the start of a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Rick Santorum reaches back at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset

    Rick Santorum reaches back at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:44:01 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (L) reaches back to rub the forehead of his daughter Isabella Maria, who is held by his wife Karen at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Rick Santorum addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Somerset

    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:36:30 PM EST
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (C) addresses supporters at a rally to officially announce his candidacy for President of the United States on the steps of the courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania June 6, 2011. Santorum launched his long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters. REUTERS/Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - File photo shows former US senator Santorum speaking at a summit in Manchester, New Hampshire

    File photo shows former US senator Santorum speaking at a summit in Manchester, New Hampshire

    Posted: 6/6/2011 8:18:54 AM EST
    Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks at a summit in Manchester, New Hampshire in this April 29, 2011 file photo. Santorum launched his Republican bid for president on June 6, 2011, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including Medicare reform. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS HEADSHOT)
  •  - U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports at the Treasury Department in Washington

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports at the Treasury Department in Washington

    Posted: 5/26/2011 6:33:49 PM EST
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports released at the Treasury Department in Washington, May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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    Posted: 5/26/2011 12:30:49 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters following a budget vote late in the day, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. The Democratic-run Senate voted down a controversial budget plan from the Republican-majority House that calls for turning Medicare into a voucher-like program for future beneficiaries. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  •  - Treasury Secretary Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports at the Treasury Department in Washington

    Treasury Secretary Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports at the Treasury Department in Washington

    Posted: 5/25/2011 11:41:37 AM EST
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks at a briefing on the Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports released at the Treasury Department in Washington, May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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    Posted: 5/23/2011 8:05:46 PM EST
    Nicholas Read poses for a photo at the University at Buffalo South Campus where he once taught as a graduate assistant in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, May 19, 2011. They're not buying it. Most Americans say they don't believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget, and ditto for Social Security, a new poll shows. "I?m pretty confident Medicare will be there, because there would be a rebellion among voters," said Read. "Republicans only got a hint of that this year. They got burned. They touched the hot stove." (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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    Posted: 5/23/2011 8:05:45 PM EST
    Nicholas Read poses for a photo at the University at Buffalo South Campus where he once taught as a graduate assistant in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, May 19, 2011. They're not buying it. Most Americans say they don't believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget, and ditto for Social Security, a new poll shows. "I?m pretty confident Medicare will be there, because there would be a rebellion among voters," said Read. "Republicans only got a hint of that this year. They got burned. They touched the hot stove." (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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    Posted: 5/19/2011 3:10:46 PM EST
    IN this May 13, 2011, photo, Newt Gingrich speaks to the Georgia Republican Party in Macon, Ga. An official presidential candidate for less than a week, Gingrich already finds himself in hot water with conservatives for suggesting he supports health care mandates while at the same time deriding a Republican budget proposal that would replace Medicare with vouchers. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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    Posted: 5/14/2011 2:35:49 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 5, 2011 file photo, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner leaves Blair House in Washington, following a meeting on deficit reduction. The bad economy has shortened the life of the trust funds that support Social Security and Medicare, the nation's two biggest benefit programs, the government reported Friday. The annual checkup said the Medicare hospital insurance fund will now be exhausted in 2024, five years earlier than last year's estimate. The new report says that the Social Security trust fund will be exhausted in 2036, one year earlier than before. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)