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View Diary: IL-Sen: Dick Durbin (D) Rules Out Raising The Age For Medicare (27 comments)

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  •  To say nothing of 50-somethings (3+ / 0-)
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    smiley7, greenbell, qofdisks

    I know a ton of people in their 50s waiting with bated breath until they're 65 to go to a doctor. Merely three times what a younger person pays? So if a younger person pays, say, $350, as a private individual, you think someone in their 60s, who lost their good-paying job a few years ago, is going  to be able to pay $1,000 a month? Dream on.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 07:04:35 AM PST

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    •  Many things can be changed, but (0+ / 0-)

      raising the eligibility age should never be one of them. The Great Recession that led to so many layoffs over the last several years hit those over 50 really hard. The truth is that employers (you know--job creators) don't want older people. So how are they expected to work longer when there are no jobs for them?

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