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Don’t replace Medicare – just fix its excesses
Sacramento Bee

As budget talks ramp up, Americans should not allow the highly successful Medicare health insurance program for retirees to get caught in the buzz saw of Beltway politics. In the last half century, Medicare has done wonders in reducing old-age dependency and, thus, inordinate burdens on younger generations. It is worth preserving.

Today, 48.5 million retirees get health coverage through Medicare; by 2035, with the retirement of the baby boom generation, that rises to 85.3 million.