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Obama promotes health overhaul

President Barack Obama on Saturday credited the health care overhaul with extending the solvency of Medicare and delivering new benefits and savings to senior citizens — a group of voters that remains deeply skeptical of the new law.

“We’ve made Medicare more solvent by going after waste, fraud, and abuse — not by changing seniors’ guaranteed benefits,” Obama said. “In fact, seniors are starting to see that because of health reform, their benefits are getting better all the time.”