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Diane and her guests talk about the future of Medicare, in the wake of a report indicating one of the program’s funds will run out of money by 2019.
- Edward Kaleta chairman of the Employers' Coalition on Medicare, and Washington manager for Caterpillar
- Robert Moffit director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation
- John Palmer public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, and an economist at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University
- Marilyn Moon director of health programs for the American Institutes for Research
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