Skip to comments.ObamaCare Encourages Workers To Retire Early, Hinders Reform
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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“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!
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.
“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.
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?
And if they retire early, they suddenly become “usless eaters”, not contributing to society and therefore expendable.
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.
“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.
I think they speak Austrian there. :)
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.