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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:48 AM

Pelosi says NO to GOP and White House. Please back her up! [View all]

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Let's be frank: Medicare has two big problems.

The first is that we in the US choose to have health care costs that are twice those in other developed nations, for outcomes that are no better. (Seems like a really stupid choice, but here we are.)

The second is that instead of reforming health care costs, many of our elected officials want to take away health care from senior citizens.

A battle has broken out in our own Democratic Party, between those who want to raise the eligibility age for Medicare, and those who don't. Fortunately, Nancy Pelosi has our back:

"You had Nancy Pelosi on, saying, ‘Oh, we’re not going to change the eligibility age for Medicare.’ And down at the White House, they very much want to do that.” - Bob Woodward


“Don’t go there because it doesn’t produce money,” the top Democrat in the House said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.” “Raising the retirement age does not get you that much money… so you’re doing a bad thing when it comes to seniors and you’re not achieving your goal” of reducing the deficit and growing the economy, Pelosi added. - http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/12/12/pelosi-on-raising-medicare-age-dont-go-there/


I urge every DU reader to contact their elected representatives and tell them to back Pelosi in doing the right thing. Tell them you're with Merkley, not Republicans/Third Way. Between Pelosi on Medicare and Reid on Social Security, we just might dodge the salvos being launched at Amerca's seniors.

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