The Only Cure For Medicare

Haven't we been here before? The June 5 report from Medicare's trustees, predicting that the health-care program for senior citizens will go broke early in 2001, spotlights the consequences of Washington's partisan bickering. Congress and the Administration knew last year that the Medicare trust fund was headed toward bankruptcy. Then Republicans linked reductions in future Medicare spending to a tax-cut package, and Democrats launched a "Mediscare" campaign to block the GOP budget plan.

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