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Thursday, February 13, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Community Activists Are Organizing Against Media and...
1997-02-13

Cuts to Medicare

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Like many of the legacies of FDR’s New Deal as well as those of
the Great Society programs of the 1960s, the Federal program
guaranteeing the elderly and the disabled access to medical care —-
otherwise known as Medicare -— is under sharp political attack
from conservative forces. A number of proposals are on the table
in Congress ranging from cutting Medicare spending, rolling
back home health care, and making wealthier people pay more.
Already, Congress and President Clinton agree that Medicare
spending will be slashed by at least $140 billion over the next six
years.

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PROFESSOR TED MARMOR, a professor of public
policy at the Yale School of Management and author of The
Politics of Medicare.

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