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View Diary: White House won't propose Social Security cuts, but raising Medicare eligibility age still on table (137 comments)

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    Not to mention insurers (at least in NY State) cannot kick people out due to age (there are other loopholes as seen in "Sicko")  - upping the eligibility age means people have the 'privilage' of throwing tens of thousands of more dollars into their coffers.

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      will kick in. The rest will either go on Medicaid - just what Medicaid needs, to have more people dumped into it - or they will go without care and enter Medicare two years later in far worse health.

      Some will die in the interim, though - I guess that's where some savings come in.

      We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

      by denise b on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 02:03:37 PM PDT

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