Raise Medicare’s Age? That’s Cost-Shifting, Not Cost Savings

Merrill Goozner

Posted 2/27/12 on Gooz News

Mitt “Two Cadillacs” Romney in his Detroit speech on Friday said he’d like to raise the age on Medicare eligibility to 67 to save the taxpayers money. A Congressional Budget Office report released last month found raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67 from 65 would reduce Medicare spending by $148 billion over the next decade, but people in that age group would pay more for their health care.

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