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Why Health Reform is a Risky Business for Politicians: Even Winning Can Cost You at the Polls!

By JEFF GOLDSMITH In August 1989, Chicago Congressman Daniel Rostenkowski, then Chairman of the “powerful” House Ways and Means Committee, narrowly escaped an angry mob of seniors in his own district who attacked his car with umbrellas. His crime: eliminating the gaping patient financial exposure built into the Medicare program in 1965 by raising taxes
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