Super Committee Encouraged to Raise Medicare Eligibility Age
Mr. Bowles said the Affordable Care Act should allow Democrats to support raising the Medicare eligibility age because it creates a system of guaranteed private health insurance for people who don't qualify for government programs. This means that people between the ages of 65 and 67 will still be able to get health insurance even if they are not eligible for Medicare.
"So as I think about it, I could support raising the healthcare age for Medicare since we have other coverage available under the Affordable Care Act," he said.
He also outlined a plan that would total nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years and implement a higher Medicare retirement age.
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