Archive for June 16, 2011

Lower Medicare Age

Lawmakers continue to talk about the future of Medicare as they address the federal deficit, and many of the proposals that have emerged would have horrible repercussions for Medicare beneficiaries and their families. Just last week, Connecticut’s Senator Joe Lieberman suggested raising the eligibility age for Medicare; an unsound idea that would hurt the actuarial balance of the Medicare risk pool. Raising the eligibility age would increase the proportion of older, sicker people in Medicare, while younger, healthier people – and their largely unused premiums – would be excluded. That’s the exact wrong direction, and we at the Center had to respond.

Follow the links below to see our letters in the New York Times and the Washington Post

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/opinion/l16krugman.html?_r=2&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-joe-lieberman-got-wrong-on-medicare/2011/06/13/AGbup9UH_story.html

June 16, 2011 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment


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