On and Off the Table: Leaving the Door Open to Medicare Cuts

By: Monday September 19, 2011 9:15 am

I was pleasantly surprised that President Obama in his deficit speech today didn’t publicly endorse cuts to Social Security benefits or call for any specific major cuts to Medicare benefits. This is a significant improvement compared to the trial balloons we have been seeing for the past months, which indicated raising the Medicare eligibility age [...]

More Lobbying Forces Line Up to Increase Medicare Eligibility Age

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 2:27 pm

Powerful political and lobbying forces continue to line up behind the terrible idea to raise the age for Medicare eligibility. The latest to join the ongoing push is the Healthcare Leadership Council. From the Healthcare Leadership Council’s recommendations to the Super Committee: Gradually increase the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. This transition would [...]

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