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Meme Spreads Misinformation on Medicare

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A meme with misinformation about Medicare eligibility and cost has been shared almost 500,000 times on Facebook.


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The , posed in the form of a question, has been shared 493,000 times and says: “Why do Seniors on Social Security have to pay for Medicare and

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