CBO Now Finds Raising the Medicare Age Would Save Very Little Money

By: Friday October 25, 2013 8:03 am

The Congressional Budget Office has significantly revised its estimates of how much would be saved by raising the Medicare age from 65 to 67. Previously the agency thought this change would save $113 billion over ten years but their new figure puts the saves at only $19 billion. That is just a few billion a [...]

Another Poll Shows Americans Oppose Chained-CPI Cut for Social Security

By: Friday April 19, 2013 7:07 am

There is yet another poll showing that a majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s efforts to cut Social Security benefits by adopting the chained-CPI. The poll also found that American people overwhelmingly think raising the Medicare age would be a bad idea. Only 30 percent favor gradually raising the age while 59 percent oppose it. While our political leaders still seem to be enamored with making old people poorer, it is good to see the American people have roundly rejected two of the worst ideas proposed in Washington.

For Obama, Medicare Age Increase Off the Table, But Chained-CPI Still On

By: Monday February 11, 2013 11:54 am

Both the upcoming sequestration cuts and the end of the current continuing resolution will give President Obama another chance to push for a grand bargain.  Thus the administration is laying out what it will and will not consider as part of a “balanced approached.” Apparently the pushback against raising the Medicare eligibility age was strong [...]

Business Roundtable Wants to Increase Medicare and Social Security Age to 70

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 8:52 am

In roughly a month Washington’s focus will again turn to attempts to get a “grand bargain” on deficit reduction when the sequestration cuts are set to go into effect, so the Business Roundtable is already laying down their goals. Their proposal for Social Security and Medicare reform including adopting the chained-CPI and increasing the eligibility [...]

Durbin Says Obama Won’t Support Medicare Age Increase

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 11:26 am

According to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), one of Obama’s closest allies in the Senate, raising the Medicare age from 65 to 67 is no longer on the table. From the Wall Street Journal: A top Senate Democrat said he was told that President Barack Obama is no longer open to an increase in the Medicare eligibility age [...]

Obama Doesn’t Rule Out Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age in Barbara Walters Interview

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:08 am

In an interview to be broadcast this Friday night, ABC’s Barbara Walters asked the President about the possibility of raising the Medicare eligibility retirement age, and he did not dismiss it as unacceptable.

Raising Medicare Age Would Leave Hundreds of Thousand of Seniors Uninsured

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:47 am

Increasing the Medicare eligibility age by two years would result in hundreds of thousand of seniors not having health insurance, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress. Some have argued that raising the age is now more acceptable since the Affordable Care Act will find the void, but the ACA is [...]