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Congress Could Fix Medicare Fund Easily, But Won't

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In this week's column at  at Our Health Policy Matters,  health policy consultant Paul Gionfriddo of Lake Worth says that a modest reduction in Medicare benefits of  about $10 a month and a tiny tax increase of one half of 1 percent on employers and workers could make Medicare fully solvent for generations.

But what are the chances that this Congress would be willing to discuss such a thing? The current members can't even stand up to the medical-device lobby.