As I've been saying for a while now raising the Medicare age is about the worst thing you could do for your friends, family, and local community.
It is a shell game that shifts the cost burden onto individuals, businesses, and state Medicaid roles. But does nothing in addressing the health care challenges we face over the long term--in both the public and private sectors.
Its a terrible trade-off just to get what will happen with or without a deal--an expiration of the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%.
Ezra Klein reports on a deal that appears to be coming together that is going to do just that---The fiscal cliff deal comes clearer: a 37% top tax rate and a higher Medicare eligibility age
Now is the time to start putting pressure on elected officials not to cut a deal that will hurt the middle class. Now is the time to start pressuring your friends to do the same. The GOP are pushing to "save money"[sic] in an inefficient manner and do so on the backs of hard working Americans.Also see: Republicans think you are bad at math---or why raising the Medicare age of eligibility is a really really bad idea...