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Grappling With Details of Medicare Proposals
New York Times

When Claire Celsi’s father-in-law died in July, the one thing her mother-in-law did not have to worry about was the $300,000 hospital bill. Medicare covered most of it. But election-year proposals to transform Medicare into a so-called premium-support program, as proposed by Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, are making Ms. Celsi anxious about the health costs she may face in retirement. People age 55 and older would see no changes to their Medicare benefits under these plans.