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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, speaks during a news conference following a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 23, 2013.

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, speaks during a news conference following a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 23, 2013.

Paul Ryan’s 34% Medicare Plan

Paul Ryan is getting ready to release another budget. Like the first one the House Budget chairman introduced two years ago, it will contain a provision to move people from Medicare to a voucher for private health care, starting with...

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Jeb Bush: `Here’ for Education

Updated at 1:15 pm EST Jeb Bush is in town. The former Florida governor, brother of one former president and son of another, is encamped in Washington — in a hotel just a few blocks from the White House, as...

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Mayer Kotlarsky, owner of The Village Pharmacy store, speaks with Kay Stein who has questions about the Medicare Drug Plan in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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Mayer Kotlarsky, owner of The Village Pharmacy store, speaks with Kay Stein who has questions about the Medicare Drug Plan in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Obama Attacks Romney on Medicare `Vouchers’ in Florida TV Ad

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign began airing a television ad in Florida this morning that criticizes Republican opponent Mitt Romney on Medicare. “We’re not going to turn Medicare into a voucher,” Obama, dressed in shirtsleeves, is shown saying to two...

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Hands raised when the audience was asked how many are on Medicare during the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans fifth annual town hall meeting on health care reform in Delray Beach.

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Hands raised when the audience was asked how many are on Medicare during the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans fifth annual town hall meeting on health care reform in Delray Beach.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 3.4 Mln

That’s the number of Medicare beneficiaries in Florida as of 2011, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s statehealthfacts.org website. There are more Medicare beneficiaries in Florida than in any other state except California, the nation’s most populous state. About 18...

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