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Medicare Eligibility

Don't Be Surprised by Retiree Healthcare Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Retirement isn't cheap. Even though you're no longer drawing a paycheck, you still must pay for housing, food, utilities, transportation and healthcar...

Paul Ryan, GOP Try to Cover Up Plan to Force Seniors to Wait Longer for Medicare

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Ryan's proposal seems more like sleight of hand than legitimate cost control. It's about weakening Medicare, not strengthening the program for future generations.

An Open Letter to MSNBC: Disclose Ed Rendell's Conflicts of Interest

Daniel Marans | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media
Daniel Marans

I am a longtime fan of MSNBC. I have watched it regularly for years and admired its growth into a commercially successful platform for smart news and analysis. That is why I am so disappointed.

Senator: Raising Medicare Age 'A Virtual Death Sentence'

Posted 12.20.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

As the fiscal cliff negotiations continue, different budget proposals have been floated, including raising the age of Medicare eligibility. Democratic...

Raise the Medicare Age... But Let Under-67s Buy In

Seth Korman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Seth Korman

Republicans give on allowing an expansion of Medicare and some increased taxes on the wealthy, while Democrats allow Medicare's age of eligibility to increase and accept some form of voucher.

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

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...

What Would Happen If The Medicare Eligibility Age Changed?

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.07.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's h...

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...

Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Medicare's 2013 open enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7, 2012. For most current enrollees, that's the only time to make coverage changes for the coming calendar year.

GOP Senators Unveil Plan That Would Raise Medicare Eligibility Age

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two Republican senators unveiled a Medicare overhaul Thursday that features an accelerated transition to private health insurance f...

Sam Stein

Super Committee Presentation Goes Over Required Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Medicare Open Enrollment Comes Early

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you're enrolled in Medicare, mark these dates on your calendar: October 15-December 7, 2011. That's Medicare's 2012 Open Enrollment period -- and you should note that it occurs a month earlier this year than in the past.

Bill Clinton's Advice to Post50s: 'Get In Shape'

Examiner | Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

Bill Clinton, the first Baby Boomers president, had some advice the other day for his fellow cohorts: Get in shape....

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.

Elise Foley

Super Congress Member Fred Upton: No Cuts To Social Security Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Harry Reid's Debt Proposal Will Leave Entitlement Benefits Untouched

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) $2.7 trillion debt ceiling proposal will not include reforms to the benefit structure of en...

Sam Stein

Obama Publicly Backs Means-Testing Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Medicare Eligibility Age Increasing Could Mean Higher Health Insurance Costs For Some

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Employers and even some younger people would pay more for health insurance if lawmakers raise the eligibility age for Medicare, a s...

Investigate Medicare Before You Need It

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Alderman

If you're approaching 65, here are some Medicare basics you might want to become familiar with now, rather than waiting until the last minute.