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About those healthcare plans by the Democrats. . .

New York Times, March 3, 2008
While Presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama fight over who has the better health plan for the uninsured, they say little about a more immediate challenge: how to tame the soaring costs of Medicare and Medicaid. Experts say both are unsustainable in their current form, because they are growing much faster than the economy or the revenues used to finance them. The Medicare program is especially endangered, because its hospital insurance trust fund is expected to run out of money in 11 years.