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ziggy29 writes,

The CBO also shows that Medicare and Medicaid spending doubled from 1996 to 2006, from a combined $283.3 billion to $553.4 billion. Even after normalizing for inflation and population growth, that's a pretty steep increase given the low-inflation environment of that time period.


From 1996 to 2006, my conservative-approved, private health insurer more than quadrupled my monthly premiums while raising deductibles and copays. If only they could have operated with the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of Medicare and merely doubled them, I'd be estatic.

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