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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:42 AM

Nancy Pelosi: Seniors won't "evaporate from the face of the earth," don't raise Medicare age!



PELOSI: Those people are not going to evaporate from the face of the earth for two years, theyíre going to have medical needs and theyíre going to be attended to. And the earlier the intervention for it, the less the cost will be and the better the quality of life. I do think we should subject every federal dollar that is spent to the harshest scrutiny. I do think the challenge in Medicare is not Medicare itís health care costs in general. There is money to be saved there, I donít think it has to come out of benefits or beneficiaries, and I donít think you have to raise the age.

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Reply Nancy Pelosi: Seniors won't "evaporate from the face of the earth," don't raise Medicare age! (Original post)
Report1212 Feb 2013 OP
CTyankee Feb 2013 #1
Report1212 Feb 2013 #2
CTyankee Feb 2013 #3
shanti Feb 2013 #4
forestpath Feb 2013 #5

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:51 PM

1. people approaching 65 are hanging on by their fingernails waiting for the day they can start

getting it.

Joe Scar was particularly vomitous today when he went after Pelosi. I think he knows that the cat is out of the bag on what he and other repukes are trying to do to Medicare: Death by a thousand cuts.

He's losing this argument and he knows it. He's getting REAL pissy about it, too...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:55 PM

2. Especially people 45-64

That is a group of people getting serious health problems but no help.

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:03 PM

3. that just happened a year ago to my friend's husband. He developed an inoperative

malignant brain tumor at 64 and was slowly dying. By the time he reached 65 he was at death's door and was barely on Medicare when he finally died.

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:11 PM

4. yes

that's basically when the shit hits the fan, imo. never wore glasses until i was 45, then pow! after that, it's been a steady stream of "things".

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:14 PM

5. Nancy, you lost ANY credibility on this issue when you supported Chained CPI two months ago. If

 

you're OK with cutting their SS benefits, then you're OK with hurting them, PERIOD.

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