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Medicare eligibility age conundrum
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Raising the eligibility age for Medicare sounds like a fiscal no-brainer. After all, the Social Security retirement age is rising to 67. It would seem sensible for Medicare to have the same rule.

After all, life expectancy is growing. Today, the average 65-year-old can expect to live another 20 years – about five years longer than when Medicare started.

After all, federal health care spending is on an unsustainable course. Something’s got to give.