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Medicare cliff looms: Status quo isn’t sustainable
The Hill

President Obama just named protecting Medicare for future generations as one of his chief goals in the negotiations over the federal deficit and national debt. Unfortunately, by championing Medicare’s structural status quo, the president is putting current seniors’ care at risk — and may still leave the entitlement program short of funds to pay for future retirees. Take the portion of the “fiscal cliff” deal that cuts $15 billion in payments to hospitals.