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Medicare Eligibility Age Needs to Rise to 67, Health CEOs Say
San Francisco Chronicle

The congressional panel negotiating a deficit reduction package should raise the age when people become eligible for Medicare to 67 from 65, a group representing health-care chief executives said.

The Healthcare Leadership Council included the recommendation in a set of four proposals it said would save $410 billion in a decade. The Washington-based group represents Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co. the two largest U.S. drugmakers by revenue.

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