The National Memo » Raising Medicare Age Won’t Save Money But Will Cost Lives

Raising taxes on the rich alone won’t close the deficit or erase the national debt, as Republicans superciliously inform us over and over again. But in their negotiations with the White House to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, congressional Republicans seem obsessed with a change in Medicare eligibility whose budgetary impact (when compared with ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy) is truly negligible — but whose human toll would be immense.

via The National Memo » Raising Medicare Age Won’t Save Money But Will Cost Lives.

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