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ILFightinDem Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 08:32 PM
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193. Wrong - Medicare is 65 for all - SS is 67
Edited on Mon Jul-11-11 08:33 PM by ILFightinDem
(on edit: Disabled folks can qualify for Medicare earlier than 65 (after a 2 year wait) - otherwise, it's 65 for all)

You're thinking about the Reagan / O'Neill deal that bumped up 'full' SS eligibility to 67 - I'm part of that group who it hit. However, Medicare eligibility wasn't changed as part of that - it retained its eligibility for all who reached 65.

Take a look at most of the posts here - they describe having to get insurance for two more years at the stage of their lives where they're 'least insurable' and coverage will cost them an inordinate amount - if they can get it - oh, wait - the 'affordable health care act' will see that it's available to them (and force them to buy it) - at whatever price the insurance industry wants to charge them.

Reading your post further - what deal did Clinton do with the GOP that affected retirement programs? The only thing I can think of from a health perspective is COBRA - not much, but it's something. Think where we'd be today if the Clinton health care plan had passed. And, no, I'm not a big fan of the Big Dog - he gave us NAFTA, too, and that was the start of the slippery slope we all ride today with our jobs (those of us who still have one).

I'm beginning to think I'm sorry we gave BHO to you, everyone. :cry:
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