2 Years Added To Expected Life Of Medicare Trust Fund

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Patients wait in line at Nuestra Clinica Del Valle in San Juan, Texas, in September 2012 file photo. A study released on Wednesday finds that immigrants, particularly noncitizens, heavily subsidize Medicare, and that policies that restrict immigration may deplete Medicare's financial resources. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Average hospital charges for a major joint replacement, such as an artificial hip, vary widely, as this map from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows. HHS hide caption

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Seniors in the Southeast were much more likely to be prescribed more than one high-risk medications in 2009. Danya Qato and Amal Trivedi/Alpert Medical School, Brown University hide caption

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President Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 may include a proposal for Medicare patients to pay more of their own medical bills. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The 'Hard To Change' Legacy Of Medicare Payments

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President Obama in Denver on Wednesday. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FBI Raids The Scooter Store; Will TSA Crack Down On 'Wheelchair Miracles'?

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If you're covered by Medicare and win or settle a personal injury case, the battle for compensation isn't over. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A compromise bill that passed the Congress at the last minute included provisions that will reverberate through the nation's health care system. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bargain Over Fiscal Cliff Brings Changes To Health Care

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Rep. Pete Stark, a California Democrat, was defeated in November. Stark leaves a long-lasting mark on the nation's health care system. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy

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In a push to improve quality, Medicare will pay some hospitals more and others, including Boston's Massachusetts General, less. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Medicare Starts To Reward Quality, Not Quantity, Of Care

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