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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 02:37 PM
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155. the problem with that is that additional life expectancy has mostly accrued to the
higher income brackets. the poor & working class haven't gained much life expectancy. waiting until 70 in many cases amounts to never collecting.

for the boomers, born 1945-1961, increase in life expectancy after age 65 is .9 - 2.5 years over what it was in 1900.

http://www.efmoody.com/estate/lifeexpectancy.html

They've already phased in a 2-year increase in the age to collect full benefits for the boomers.
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