Monday, November 07, 2005

Medicare and the mid-term elections

Interesting article today by Michael Cannon of the libertarian Cato Institute on the politics of Medicare and the coming backlash against GOP supporters. As he wrote in Detroit Free Press and online here: "Already, GOP candidates are putting distance between themselves and President George W. Bush. Worse, the drug program could foment an anti-Republican backlash. Many seniors will enter the voting booth angry over having lost their prior drug coverage. The Heritage Foundation estimates that by next November, 4 million seniors will be stuck in the program's infamous "doughnut hole" without any coverage." Anyone remember catastrophic health care?

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