FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2003, file photo President George W. Bush, surrounded by Congressional leaders, signs into law the most far-reaching changes in Medicare, since its inception nearly 40 years ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2003, file photo President George W. Bush, surrounded by Congressional leaders, signs into law the most far-reaching changes in Medicare, since its inception nearly 40 years prior, at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington. Deficit hawks note the inconsistency of 2012 Republican presidential candidates who say they'll try to repeal President Barack Obama's health overhaul, but nod to another massive health care entitlement with unfunded future costs of over $7 trillion created by Republicans. With Bush from left are Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Sen. John Breaux, D-La., House Majority Leader Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., and Rep. Nancy L. Johnson, R-Conn. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) less 
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