Has Bush's Medicare Plan Got A Chance?

During the State of the Union speech, congressional Republicans applauded President Bush's plan to pass a $400 billion Medicare reform package before 2004. But some Republicans on Capitol Hill who have fought and lost many Medicare battles fear the White House is too distracted by Iraq and the economy to deliver on an issue dear to their constituents. They say they are concerned they will be stuck defending a plan they don't fully support, without even the help of the President's megaphone. "I'm worried that once the war begins we're going to be on our own," said an influential House Republican....

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