Video: Obama On Medicare

President Obama spoke live to reporters yesterday on a range of issues: Libya, gay marriage, debt. Here, courtesy Kaiser Health News, are his comments on Medicare. His key point? It's only fair that corporations give up some of their generous tax breaks before the government asks seniors to pay more for their Medicare benefits.

"I don't think that's real radical," Obama said.

Still, the president left some room for modifications and, perhaps, reductions to Medicare.

This program aired on June 30, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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