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Democrats push healthcare plan while issuing assurances on Medicare

New York Times, July 29, 2009

Members of Congress said the have been deluged with calls from constituents worried that their Medicare benefits might be cut to help finance coverage for the uninsured. The concern over Medicare came as House Democratic leaders tried to assuage the concerns of fiscally conservative House Democrats who have held up action on healthcare legislation while they press for changes to reduce the cost of the bill.