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FAQ: Decoding The $716 Billion In Medicare Reductions

Posted on 08/21/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsGuest post by Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer The structure and financing of Medicare, the federal health insurance program that serves seniors and the disabled, has become a defining issue in the presidential and congressional campaigns since GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, as his running mate. KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about the numbers and policy surrounding the Medicare debate. Q: Romney and other Republicans over the past two …