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Krugman: Government Involvement Is Only Reason Health Care System Works At All

First Posted: 08/30/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:45 PM ET


At a recent town hall meeting, a man stood up and told Representative Bob Inglis to "keep your government hands off my Medicare." The congressman, a Republican from South Carolina, tried to explain that Medicare is already a government program -- but the voter, Mr. Inglis said, "wasn't having any of it."

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Filed by Marcus Baram  |