Saturday, September 1, 2012

Health Care Program for Seniors Emerges as Key Election Issue



VOAVideo: Health Care Program for Seniors Emerges as Key Election Issue

The November U.S. presidential election may turn on how voters react to one key proposal by Republicans involving the popular Medicare program, which provides government-subsidized health care to citizens 65 years and older. Budget analysts from left and right agree that the program faces financial stress as large numbers of so-called Baby Boomers reach the age of eligibility. But they disagree on what should be done. VOA's Greg Flakus has this report from Tampa.

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