Even two-thirds of Republicans oppose hike in Medicare age


Any increase in the eligibility age for either Social Security or Medicare won’t affect me. I’ve been a happy beneficiary of both programs for years now, and they’re never going to retroactively make me ineligible because I’m too young.

But I still think the idea of any increase stinks, as do most Americans (see chart above).

Kevin Drum has more on this matter HERE:

One of the favorite entitlement-reforming proposals among both Republicans and Beltway centrists is raising the Social Security retirement age. It’s a bad idea. Another favorite proposal is raising the Medicare eligibility age. This is also a bad idea, though for different reasons.

But it’s more than a bad idea. It’s also massively unpopular, as a recent ABC/Washington Post poll shows.


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