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Poll of Voters Shows Strong Support for Social Security. Medicare


At a time when congressional Republicans are proposing to fundamentally alter both programs, strong majorities of surveyed voters want Congress to protect Social Security and Medicare -- and intensely disagree with key provisions of GOP plans.

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A physician licensed in Puerto Rico and who was practicing medicine in Miami has been charged in a 16-count indictment for his alleged participation in a multi-faceted $20 million health care fraud scheme involving the submission of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid and the illegal distribution of oxycodone and other controlled substances.
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