The Last Of The Millenniums

Just because it always has been, doesn't mean it always will be

But it’s NOT Republicans holding the Nation hostage on the debt ceiling – ‘GOP senators propose $1 trillion debt ceiling deal’

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From Kaiser Family Foundation :

“Raising Medicare’s Age of Eligibility to 67 Would Achieve Significant Savings, But Shift Costs To 65- and 66-Year-Olds, Other Individuals, Employers and Medicaid, Assuming Health Reform’s Full Implementation, New Analysis Shows”

“Study Estimates Two in Three People Ages 65 and 66 Would Pay $2,200 More On Average For Health Care in 2014 Than They Would If They Remained in Medicare”
@ : http://www.kff.org/medicare/med032911nr.cfm

And…..

“How Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Will Cost America Billions”
@ : http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/09/08/how-raising-the-medicare-eligibility-age-will-cost-america-billi/

And….

“Raising Medicare age to 67: Not a great idea”
“House Republicans are suggesting raising the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 67 as part of a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. It’s not a particularly good idea because it just shifts costs from the federal government onto individuals, state and federal government employers and private employers”.
@ : http://medcitynews.com/2012/12/raising-medicare-age-to-67-not-a-great-idea/

Instead……

‘A pair of GOP senators, confident Congress will head off the tax hikes set to kick in within days, are already turning their attention to entitlements and the debt ceiling’.

‘Tennessee Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander pitched a plan on Friday to cut federal spending by $1 trillion — much of it from Medicare — in exchange for increasing the nation’s borrowing limit by that amount’.

‘The plan would raise the Medicare eligibly age to 67 and require wealthier Medicare users to pay higher premiums’.

‘Both senators were aware of how their plan might be seen by the public, and Corker corrected a reporter who posited the plan equals Medicare “cuts,” preferring instead the word “reforms.”

“This will sound unpopular. This is bad medicine for many people. But it is part of what we are supposed to do,” Alexander said’.
From : http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/12/gop-senators-propose-trillion-debt-ceiling-deal-152936.html

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