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Medicare Infomercials Rile Democrats

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Medicare Infomercials Rile Democrats

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The government's use of video news releases to promote changes in Medicare's drug plan has Democratic opponents calling it a political ploy. The releases, which include actors posing as journalists, are sent to media outlets in the hope that the clips will be used in their broadcasts. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.