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House, Senate Urged to Compromise on Medicare Bill

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House, Senate Urged to Compromise on Medicare Bill

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House, Senate Urged to Compromise on Medicare Bill

House, Senate Urged to Compromise on Medicare Bill

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President Bush calls on congressional lawmakers to quickly reconcile competing versions of legislation that would add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. Republicans want Medicare to operate more like the private health-insurance market, while Democrats want to retain government control. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.