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When Will YOU Be Eligible For Medicare? | November 29, 2012

Whenever the discussion turns to saving money in Medicare, the idea of raising the eligibility age comes up.

And as it appears now, the new “magic” number for Medicare is going to be 67.

That same increase is already being phased in for Social Security.

So, while federal spending will go down, costs to others will go up. In fact, total spending will rise.

The bottom line? Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Because it’s inevitable that if you lower the costs for one group, then another one pays the price…

Resource:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/11/29/165154236/the-hidden-costs-of-raising-the-medicare-age?ft=1&f=1001


6 Comments »

  1. Phylis, I am 69 and my husband is 72. We have received our MediCare papers from our insurance company.

    What about a person who was just accepted for Medicare at the early age?

    It used to be that you could put your children on your MediCare plan if they had health problems. What about them?

    I will look up the article.

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 30, 2012 @ 7:19 AM

  2. Phylis, I just read the article. Right now they are just talking about it. It is not actual fact. It might not happen.

    They have not changed the law yet. They might not. They have talked about doing this for several years, now.

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 30, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

  3. It seems likely that the law will change…even Obama realizes that water has to come from some well.

    The question is: When will it happen and the exact extent it will go. Who and what will be coverd.

    For now, things are status quo, but change is coming. Sonner than we would like it to.

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 30, 2012 @ 9:35 AM

  4. I have all ready received from MediCare that I am elegible. I am 69 and my husband is 72.

    My insurance company is really happy to have me.

    Any changes will happen in January of 2013,

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — November 30, 2012 @ 10:34 AM

  5. Excellent news for you!!!

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 30, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

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