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GOP Senators Propose Raising Medicare Age

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Republicans have been calling for huge spending cuts to resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff" but they've been reluctant to actually name the cuts they want, especially to Medicare until now. The two GOP senators from Tennessee Bob Corker and ...

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Diane O. (196)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:43 pm
I believe we need to raise the medicare age. In fact, my question is why do Americans who can afford their own private insurance have to go on it at all? Think about that. I've been paying into it for a long time but I sure as hell don't want to go on medicare. I don't even want my money back....give it to someone else. The majority of Americans are in good shape financially and can easily afford to continue their private health insurance. So, why is it mandatory that they go on medicare? Why is it mandatory to buy into Obamacare or pay a penalty? Leave Americans alone to choose their own insurance providers.


Carrie B. (312)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:03 pm
Diane, another astute observation of reality on your part. Most Americans are not like you, but of course, you think they should be penalized for being less affluent. There's that lack of moral compass again.

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:59 pm
WTF raise the age for medicare? did i really read that right? Thats total BS the fact of the matter is , if we allow it the gov will raise the age so flipping high that most people would in fact be DEAD before they are even eligible to claim the benefits that they have been paying into their entire lives how is that fair? Its ludacris and wrong on every level its not a hand out its earned!!! And i beg to differ Obamacare is sorely needed there are far too many people and children who have NO medical care due to no insurance or no money Its disgusting shold medical care be only fo rthose who can afford it i ithink not! Look at it this way you are gonna pay higher taxes anyway id much rather my taxes go to help thosewho need it than to fund a war or worse thanks Carrie noted

Anne P. (262)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 6:48 am
You nailed it, Florence. If the Medicare eligibility age is raised to 67, many seniors will be dead before they can ever reap the benefits they paid into all their working lives. It's appalling and outrageous. Don't forget that Republicans also want to raise the Social Security eligibility age to 67 - a double whammy.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 11:20 am
How long can we endure this predator race amongst us, Carrie?
"Man? Or a Predator Race Amongst Us…

Mankind certainly appears to be destroying his own planet. But is it mankind, or an invasive species that hides within and amongst us? History seems to indicate this to be the case. It is certainly not a majority of mankind that is perpetrating such horrors, although almost anyone is apparently capable of falling into this base, predatory vibration so prevalent on our planet.

Unfortunately, while many have no idea what and whose agenda they are following in their lives, those who comply with this destructive agenda rather than stand up against it are complicit. However, true conscious humanity wants nothing to do with this destructive force.

Watch the following clip with that in mind. The figure you’re about see is the spirit of this predatorial race, not the inherent nature of real mankind."

Carol H. (229)
Monday December 31, 2012, 3:37 am
noted with much disgust for the GOP!!!!

John Gregoire (280)
Monday December 31, 2012, 5:51 am
Carrie, I don't understand your nasty reply to Diane? Why be so combative when she has a most valid point. What we may be missing is that the lifespan of Americans has greatly increased since medicare and social security were founded. It is not at all unreasonable to increase the eligibility age for both programs starting with those now turning 50. In fact it is poor management and fiscally insane to not do so.

Arielle S. (316)
Monday December 31, 2012, 7:11 am
There are indeed people who do not need Medicare and they should be allowed to say, "thanks but no thanks." However, we cannot get those same people to pay a little more income tax so why would we think they would give up Medicare?

Anton Macio Madison Sr. (0)
Monday December 31, 2012, 7:52 am

Arielle S. (316)
Monday December 31, 2012, 10:43 am
Wow - a shower of stars for you, Jason...

Florence Eaise (132)
Monday December 31, 2012, 12:02 pm
Fantastic incredible comments Jason a million thanks and stars for you we need people like you in congress!!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 9:40 am
Too bad these truth op ed's leave her so speechless or is it? The scum bags may as well come right out and say what we know they're thinking..let them all die!

Carrie B. (312)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 12:40 pm
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