Upsetting
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
 
WASHINGTON – By pushing through a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients after years of congressional gridlock, President Bush has fulfilled a key campaign promise - and given himself and the Republican Party a potential boost with what could be the most critical voting bloc in 2004: senior citizens.

The bill represents the most sweeping change to Medicare in the program's 38-year history. Depending on how it plays out, it could alter the nation's political landscape by giving Republicans a major stake in an issue Democrats have claimed ownership of for decades.

 
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