Thank you for taking part in this policymaking simulation on Medicare. In the course of doing this simulation, you will learn many interesting things about Medicare so your recommendations about how to address the Medicare shortfall will be well informed. We realize some parts of it may be challenging, but we hope you stay with it as it is important for Congress to hear from the citizens like you on this issue.

This simulation will take about 25 minutes to complete. Everything you will see has been reviewed by experts and Congressional staffers, both Democrats and Republicans, so you can be assured that it is factual and balanced.

Afterwards, you'll be given the opportunity to share what you’ve learned with your Congressional representatives, if you choose to.

If at any time you find that you do not want to answer a question feel free to skip it and move on to the next one.

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