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Missing the Point

Posted By Jill Greenberg On October 4, 2007 @ 11:53 am In Health Talk | No Comments

Interesting column from Robert Samuelson about Social Security and Medicare [1]. Look, we know all know the programs need to be strengthened so everyone can afford to grow older. Samuelson is missing the full point. As both Matthew Ygleasias of the Atlantic [2] and CBO Director Peter Orszag note, [3] the growing cost of health care is the root of the problem. That’s the real problem politicians need to start addressing.


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[1] Interesting column from Robert Samuelson about Social Security and Medicare: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/02/AR2007100201826.html

[2] Matthew Ygleasias of the Atlantic: http://matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com/archives/2007/10/samuelsons_commissars.php

[3] CBO Director Peter Orszag note,: http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0918/p25s01-usmb.html

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