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Seniors wary of health overhaul impact on Medicare
San Francisco Chronicle

Seniors aren’t celebrating President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

While Democrats hail the sweeping legislation as the greatest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare, they also fear that seniors won’t see it that way for this fall’s elections. Indeed, Republicans have portrayed the overhaul as a raid on Medicare — a bedrock of retirement security — to provide money to pay for covering younger, uninsured workers and their families.