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US Capitol Capsule: Americans unwilling to sacrifice Medicare, but back better Part D deal

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While President Barack Obama last week acknowledged during his inaugural address that the US must make "hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of the nation's deficit," he signaled he was unwilling to accomplish those goals by sacrificing entitlement programs, like Medicare – a position supported by a majority of Americans, according to a new poll.

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