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Friday, 7 September 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday night, in the midst of former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, the camera cut away to an audience member holding up what is a familiar sight for the roughly 50 million Americans who participate in Medicare -- a Medicare ID card.

While that ID card was a great image of what President Clinton was discussing -- whether Obamacare would mean cuts in benefits for Medicare participants -- that simple act of airing a private citizen's ID card, which displays one's Social Security number as an identifier of their Medicare status, can seriously harm the identity of the citizen.

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