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The $80 Billion Medicare Sellout

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But nowhere is the corruption more glaring than in the Medicare Part D disaster passed in the dark of night in November of 2003 after a 3-hour vote—the longest recorded vote in the history of the United States. The bill created a Medicare drug benefit that relied on private companies, and Republicans claimed privatization would give beneficiaries more choices and that competition among private plans would keep program costs down.

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