MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY KEEP ELDERLY OUT OF POVERTY

Posted by on September 4, 2012

Bill Barrow of the Associated Press filed a report on Medicare.

For Bruce Cargill, an 87-year-old retiree, Medicare is a “glorious program” that, along with Social Security, keeps millions of older Americans out of poverty.

In Florida, where legions of retirees are so important to election outcomes, voters from seniors to young people express strong feelings about the future of Medicare. The debate is playing out in the presidential campaign as well as House and Senate races that will help determine the balance of power on Capitol Hill.

“How do you know who to trust in this?” frets Ed Galante, also a few months from Medicare eligibility. He declares the entire debate to be poisoned by craven politicians.

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