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Fixing the Medicare Mess24:50
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photoPresident Bush proposed sweeping Medicare reform. In his $400 billion plan: a prescription drug benefit for some, options for others. The GOP calls it healthcare "choice" for America's seniors. Democrats call it "privatization". Everyone agrees something needs to be done.

Guests:

Stuart Altman, Chaikin professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, former member of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare

Joeseph Antos, scholar in health care and retirement policy at the American Enterprise Institute, former assistant director of health and human resources at the Congressional Budget Office

John Rother, director of legislation and public policy at AARP

This program aired on January 29, 2003.

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