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  •  The interesting question will be whether the (3+ / 0-)
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    bobatkinson, Onomastic, glorificus

    way chosen to fix SS into the future is the only one that experts think will work, namely raising the cap on income subject to SS FICA payments. Apparently if the cap is raised or eliminated, the projections of going bust themselves go bust. I'm not sure if there's a Medicare funding fix like that.

    •  No, because you can't predict if people will (0+ / 0-)

      improve or die.

      Also, I think there should be a discussion on if a 90 y o really needs a new knee when the infant and mother mortality rate in this country is so high.

      There may be Medicare cost solutions out there, but I believe everyone already pays the Medicare tax, I don't know what they are.

      **Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does** h/t Clytemnestra/Victoria Jackson

      by glorificus on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:59:19 AM PST

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