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April 5th, 2013
09:21 AM ET

Cancer patients turned away from clinics

Forced spending cuts are reducing Medicare payments and resulting in cancer patients being turned away by clinics. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

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Filed under: Budget cuts • cancer • Health • Lisa Sylvester • Medicare
December 5th, 2012
07:14 PM ET

King: The battle over Medicare

CNN's John King examines the math behind why the GOP wants President Obama to take some of the money out of Medicare.


Filed under: fiscal cliff • John King • Magic Wall • Medicare
BLITZER'S BLOG: Obama’s big political risk
August 9th, 2011
02:53 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Obama’s big political risk

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) – Medicare is an especially touchy subject for any politician, Democrat or Republican. America’s older Americans overwhelmingly love this public health care program. They have come to rely on it and, if you look at the polls, aren’t all that open to major changes.

That helps to explain why President Obama took a direct swipe at the Republicans’ proposals for Medicare changes when he spoke at two separate Democratic National Committee fundraising events in Washington last night.
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Filed under: Barack Obama • Medicare • Wolf Blitzer