Dr Carroll is so damn convincing

December 13, 2012

Raising the eligibility age for Medicare will increase the number of uninsured in the United States. It will likely lead to some negative health outcomes for seniors. It will repressively hurt the poor more than the rich. It actually removes benefits from many Americans instead of adjusting for increased life expectancy. It will raise the price of health care insurance for the rest of seniors. It will raise the price of health care insurance for the rest of America. Oh – and it actually costs more than it saves……

But let’s face it. Raising the eligibility age for Medicare isn’t something most Americans want. It isn’t something that even most Republicans want. It seems this is something politicians want. If there was any good side to this, if it saved money, if it wasn’t so regressive, if it didn’t make people uninsured – then maybe I could understand the way that some seem to be so willing to do it.

http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/getting-to-yes-doesnt-have-to-mean-terrible-policy/


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