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    A Moment of Your Time: Talking Dirty in Congress

    Film At 11

    by Film At 11

    There's three little words that Congress doesn't like to say too loudly: Medicare's going broke. With a current deficit of $38 trillion (projected to be $52 trillion by 2015), Medicare is rapidly becoming the elephant in the legislative chamber. Trouble is, while both parties claim to be the one to "preserve medicare", neither seems very eager to tackle the problem. Medicare Part A (that pays for hospital bills, among other things) runs out in 2017, so they might want to get moving.