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AP has the following calming health care reform article: When Medicare is the piggy bank. Rob Peter to pay Blue Cross.

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Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

The real problem here is that that the medicare trust fund is going broke, and that assigning savings from Medicare to subsidizing care means that none of the money is being used to extend the life of the medicare trust fund.
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To me, this looks like a giant shell game -- because medicare savings are not being assigned to medicare, the annual deficit will start to expand substantially starting in 2017. But because medicare expenditures and receipts are already part of the CBO projections, additional debt created by medicare will "score as zero".