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Watch out for painful cuts

It looks increasingly likely that lawmakers will reach a deal on the “fiscal cliff” that includes an increase in the Medicare eligibility age—a concession to those on the right who seem determined to achieve very deep entitlement cuts, even if they take benefits away from vulnerable senior citizens. One argument for raising the eligibility age is that seniors who lose benefits can get insurance through Medicaid or Obamacare exchanges.

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  • Headline: Watch out for painful cuts
  • Publication: Editorial, Pages 16 on 12/13/2012
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