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Medicare Eligibility Age

Sam Stein

White House Takes Medicare Eligibility Age Off The Table | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney emphatically ruled out including any provision raising the eligibility age of Medicare as part of...

Are Medicare and Social Security Safe Now?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In his Inaugural Address, the president called the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs commitments we make to each other that strengthen us. Are Medicare and Social Security safe now? They are for the moment.

Why Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Makes No Sense

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

President Obama said last year he would consider raising the eligibility age as part of a deal to cut federal spending. He's been silent on the issue so far this year, maybe because he's given it more thought.

Top Dem: Increasing Medicare Age Now Off The Table

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- One of President Barack Obama's Senate allies said Thursday that an increase in the Medicare e...

Jeffrey Young

Making Seniors Wait Until 67 To Join Medicare May Be Bad For Their Health | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Congress are about to begin federal budget negotiations that may once again put older Americans in the crossh...

Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Erodes Social Security Benefits, New Study Shows

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Daniel Marans

A proposal to increase the Medicare eligibility age, which the Super Committee is considering, would drive up health care costs to the point where they would consume almost half of the Social Security check of a middle-class retiree.

Sam Stein

Super Committee Presentation Goes Over Required Cuts | Sam Stein | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the congressional super committee have produced a "presentation" that would include a roughly equal mix of spending cuts an...

Does President Obama Want to Impose a Crushing Burden on Our Children?

Dean Baker | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Dean Baker

The latest budget proposal to raise the age of Medicare eligibility is a proposal to increase health care costs to our children and grandchildren by $2.7 trillion. The idea that this cut is being presented as somehow helping our children is a sick joke.

Raising the Medicare Age: 8 Reasons Why It's the Worst Presidential "Bargain" Since 1854

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Capital's misplaced focus on austerity has led to plenty of bad ideas, but one of the worst is raising the Medicare retirement age to 67. It may be the most destructive deal to come out of Washington since the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.

Elise Foley

Super Congress Member Fred Upton: No Cuts To Social Security Benefits | Elise Foley | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deficit super committee member and Republican Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said Tuesday he will oppose any Social Security benefit reductio...

Sam Stein

Obama Publicly Backs Means-Testing Medicare | Sam Stein | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama formally acknowledged on Friday that he would support a plan to means-test Medicare as a part of a deal to raise ...

Sam Stein

Rep. Nadler On Obama's Medicare Proposal: 'There Won't Be Any Democratic Votes For That' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's vision of a grand deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling may have been scrapped by a skittish Speaker John Boehner ...

Sam Stein

Obama Offered To Raise Medicare Eligibility Age As Part Of Grand Debt Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his press conference on Monday morning, President Barack Obama repeatedly insisted that he was willing to tackle some sacred cows as...