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Seniors remain wary of healthcare reform

Washington Post, August 10, 2009

Senior citizens are emerging as an obstacle to President Obama's healthcare reform plans, as discontent in the voting bloc has risen to such a level that the administration is scrambling to devise a strategy to woo the elderly. Proposals to squeeze more than $500 billion out of the growth of Medicare over the next decade have fueled fears that President Obama's effort to expand coverage to millions of younger, uninsured Americans will damage elder care.