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Reshaping Medicare Brings Hard Choices
New York Times

President Obama has deep disagreements with House Republicans about how to address Medicare’s long-term problems. But in deciding to wade into the fight over entitlements, the president is signaling that he too believes Medicare must change to avert a potentially crippling fiscal crunch.

So the real issue now is not so much whether to re-engineer Medicare to deal with an aging population and rising medical costs, but how.