Political Forces Lining up to Raise Medicare Retirement Age

By: Friday September 9, 2011 9:30 am

The threat to Medicare is very real and pressing. Last night the President suggested he still wants to change Medicare in a way “some in his party” won’t like. We are seeing a convergence of deficit hysteria, a Democratic president who wants to have a “Nixon goes to China moment” with Medicare and powerful corporate lobbyists in pursuit of bigger profits.

CMS: Public Option Much Cheaper Than Private Insurance, and Would Make Private Plans Cheaper, Too

By: Wednesday October 21, 2009 3:10 pm

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released a study of the version of the health care reform bill, H.R. 3200, reported out by the Ways and Means Committee.* The study had some positive news for the robust public option tied to Medicare rates. The public option would on average have premiums 11 [...]

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