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Medicare cost projections

Ten years ago, Medicare was expected to go broke by 2008. With the end of the year approaching, here’s how folks viewed the then-ten-years-off crisis.
Caution – language may not be appropriate for small children unless they frequently watch South Park.

4 thoughts on “Medicare cost projections”

  1. Joe-please tell me that you realize that The Onion is a parody site and not an actual news site…

  2. Glad to see another great contribution from The People’s Republic of Madison [“77 Square Miles Surrounded By Reality”], where The Onion was birthed. Profound predictions about our nation’s health care from “The Nation’s Finest News Source”! ;)

  3. “How much could it cost to shut away the elderly with a black-and-white TV and some cat food? A couple hundred a year?”
    Love it!

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