More Attacks on Social Security and Medicare

Dean Baker writes for Truthout, "Last month, a bipartisan group of prominent budget experts had a press event at the Brookings Institution where they argued that ... major cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid ... were necessary in order to prevent the explosion in the budget deficit that is projected if these programs stay on their current course. While these experts are right to point to the long-term fiscal problems facing the country, the real problem is not the budget and these key programs on which tens of millions of people depend. The real problem is the United States has a broken health care system, which is projected to get progressively more inefficient through time."

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