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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:57 PM
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The 46 year Republican war against medicare.
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Last week, in a dramatic vote, the House of Representatives voted to effectively end Medicare by voting for Rep. Paul Ryans (R-WI) budget proposal. Under Ryans plan, the public health insurance system known as Medicare would be replaced with a system of inadequate subsidies seniors would use to purchase private insurance.

All but four House Republicans voted for Ryans plan. Since the vote, Republicans have been engaged in a major public relations effort where they are claiming they actually are saving Medicare by ending its status as public health insurance program and handing seniors over to insurance companies.

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/23/flashback-republica...
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