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Medicare turns 47

47 years ago, President Johnson signed Medicare into law, and the program has faced attacks ever since. Rep. Paul Ryan is pushing a budget that would turn Medicare into a voucher program, and force seniors to pay more for coverage. Mitt Romney supports this plan. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wa., discusses the GOP plan to cut Medicare.


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