October 25, 2013
Raising the Medicare Age: A Popular Idea with Shockingly Few Benefits

Deficit hawks want to increase the Medicare to 67, but that would only save $19 billion over 10 years — or 0.01 percent of cumulative GDP.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Raising the Medicare Age: A Popular Idea with Shockingly Few Benefits

Deficit hawks want to increase the Medicare to 67, but that would only save $19 billion over 10 years — or 0.01 percent of cumulative GDP.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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    Raising the Medicare Age: A Popular Idea with Shockingly Few Benefits Deficit hawks want to increase the Medicare to 67,...
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    So basically we can have ten more years at the current age or we could maybe not build 2 Super Aircraft Carriers?
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    One reason a “grand bargain” isn’t so grand.
  17. pablopantoja said: Don’t do it. There.
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