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Dems: Keep Medicare ‘Off the Table’ in Deficit Talks
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Five Democratic U.S. Senators on Monday sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, urging him to reject Republican efforts to make their Medicare privatization proposal part of the budget deficit negotiations.

The senators — Bill Nelson (D-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Jon Tester (D-MT) — said in their letter to Biden, who is leading the bipartisan budget talks, that Republicans continue to ignore the overwhelming public sentiment against the proposal.