Democrats Ignore Medicare's Alarm Bells by ProQuest

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Every member in this chamber," President Bush said during last month's State of the Union Address, "knows that spending on entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is growing faster than we can afford. Two dedicated revenue streams-a payroll tax assessed on workers to pay for hospital services and premiums charged to seniors to cover their doctor's bills-would cover virtually all of the program's costs.

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