iOS app Android app

Medicare Age

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Plot Move To Make Medicare Changes Harder

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of a midterm elections effort to portray Democrats as the party protecting and nurturing the middle class, the Democratic Senate...

Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Yields Little Savings, Report Says

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says raising the eligibility age for enrolling in Medicare won't produce nearly the cost savings that h...

Jeffrey Young

Sorry, Grandma: Fiscal Cliff Plan To Raise Medicare Age Could Deny Health Insurance To 435,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 could leave as many as 435,000 older Americans without health insurance, according to a report publ...

Four Bad Liberal Arguments for Raising the Medicare Age

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's tempting to decide that, all things considered, liberals should at least consider raising the Medicare age to 67 as part of a budget compromise. They shouldn't. Medicare works. It should be strengthened, not "compromised" on the altar of lower expenditures.

Why Raising Medicare's Age Is Not The Fiscal Cliff Solution

The New Republic | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

President Obama hasn’t proposed increasing the eligibility age for Medicare. But would he agree to do so, in order to secure a broader agreement tha...

Jeffrey Young

Making Seniors Wait Until 67 To Join Medicare May Be Bad For Their Health

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 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.

Government: Bad Economy Has Shortened Life Of Social Security, Medicare

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The bad economy is worsening the already-shaky finances of Medicare and Social Security, draining the trust funds supporting them f...