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ObamaCare Encourages Workers To Retire Early, Hinders Reform
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 4/9/2010 | Jed Graham

Posted on 04/10/2010 10:46:31 AM PDT by Slyscribe

Some of the most thoughtful economic policy voices on the right and in the political center have raised the idea of pushing back Medicare's age of eligibility.

Among them are Harvard University's Greg Mankiw, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Brookings Institution's William Gale.

But such a policy seems much harder to imagine in the wake of ObamaCare. Would Congress really open a hole in the health care safety net at age 65 after passing a trillion dollar plan to subsidize coverage for those 64 and under?

The health care overhaul's effect on possible changes to Medicare eligibility is among several ways it might hinder one of the most constructive approaches to reining in unsustainable entitlement spending on older Americans: getting them to work longer and rely on the safety net later.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; medicare; obamacare; socialsecurity

1 posted on 04/10/2010 10:46:31 AM PDT by Slyscribe
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"Would Congress really open a hole in the health care safety net at age 65 after passing a trillion dollar plan to subsidize coverage for those 64 and under? "

I say "yes", they would.

The quicker they can get 65+ people to retire, the quicker they can pull them in front of the death "review" panels for proper disposal disposition.
2 posted on 04/10/2010 10:51:25 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: FrankR

“The quicker they can get 65+ people to retire, the quicker they can pull them in front of the death “review” panels for proper disposal disposition.”

You read my mind!


3 posted on 04/10/2010 11:03:24 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Slyscribe

I’d love to retire early but with what O-Bozo with his Socialist Dummy-Rats have done to the economy and health-care I can’t. So, to O-Bozo and to the Dummy-Rats you’ll pay the first installment for your crimes in November 2010 and the second installment in November 2012. The final installment payment will be in front of the Federal Courts starting after inauguration day of January 2013.


4 posted on 04/10/2010 11:05:10 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: FrankR

“I say “yes”, they would.”

I’m 61. I would retire in a second.

I don’t think it’s rational to think that I’ll live to 80-85.

If KenyanCare sticks, I’ll die of some treatable condition.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 11:05:24 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Slyscribe

Can we say that anyone with a brain cell working can figure out that ObamaCare has been designed, IMO, as the “final solution” or shall we call it a Genocide of the Elderly defining the Elderly as anyone over 55?


6 posted on 04/10/2010 11:06:20 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Slyscribe
Hadn't thought of that aspect of the ‘Health Reform Bill’. The single biggest reason to delay retirement has been that the insurance would be too expensive. But with Obamacare, you might think you have ‘free’ care but it will likely translate into less/no care. Government run healthcare isn't big on expensive patients. Trust me, I worked in the British NHS in the 80’s.
7 posted on 04/10/2010 11:07:00 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Slyscribe
Christopher Cazenove, 64, died recently of septicemia in an NHS hospital. He was a good actor. He went toooooo young. In an NHS hospital. In Britain.
8 posted on 04/10/2010 11:09:41 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Slyscribe

And if they retire early, they suddenly become “usless eaters”, not contributing to society and therefore expendable.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( 0bama: Our first AINO president)
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To: y6162
“If KenyanCare sticks, I’ll die of some treatable condition.”

I hope you live a long life and if you have medical problems it is treatable. However, based on hellcare from Obama, you will NOT have access to medical care that would prolong your life because of your age. You will be deemed a medical care resource hog and not worth helping. You will be denying scarce medical resources that younger people will be deemed more worthy of receiving. Race, age and medical history will not be in your favor.

10 posted on 04/10/2010 12:18:45 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

“Race, age and medical history will not be in your favor.”

Not to mention political affiliation.

The first time I’m turned down for medical care, I’m charging political favoritism.

As a backup plan, I’m going to learn to speak Costa Rican.


11 posted on 04/10/2010 12:26:41 PM PDT by y6162
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12 posted on 04/10/2010 12:27:36 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: y6162
As a backup plan, I’m going to learn to speak Costa Rican.

I think they speak Austrian there. :)

13 posted on 04/10/2010 12:34:20 PM PDT by Wissa ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."-Padme Amidala)
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To: Slyscribe

By the time many people reach 65 they have numerous health problems, and are worn out physically. More would just apply for disability. DUMB idea! Fix it where SS can’t be robbed to pay for any other purposes. If they hadn’t STOLEN the money and left worthless IOU’s there would be plenty of money in the SS fund.


14 posted on 04/10/2010 1:17:13 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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