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Medicare to play big role in healthcare overhaul

AP/Yahoo News, April 22, 2009
Older Americans could see big changes in Medicare as a result of a healthcare overhaul, lawmakers and experts said as Congress began working on the sweeping legislation. Medicare should become the test lab for making the entire healthcare system less wasteful, experts told the Senate Finance Committee. Savings could be used to strengthen Medicare itself, or plowed into covering the uninsured.