Politics Obama says open to 'modest changes' in Medicare if part of balanced program January 14, 2013 | Modified: January 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says open to 'modest changes' in Medicare if part of balanced program. Sign Up for the Politics Digest newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Politics Digest newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Politics Digest newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.