prayer request MARK 4:22 or there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was anything about Medicare age eligibility change kept secret, but that anything about Medicare age eligibility change should be revealed.
Please read the articles with links. The bottom line is many elderly females will have to pay DOUBLE for medicare if they are not 65 when they qualify. The two year period from 65 to 67 makes elderly women pay 5x the cost of health care premium than a young person while elder males pay 3x the cost. Most elderly women do not have that type of access to excess funds to support this proposal. I do not and I would be one on the people who has paid taxes for 50 years and now at the end of the game, they want to change the rules without telling anyone involved.
Medicare Reform system conversion from of open-ended health benefits to one of premium supports..NO.guarantee of defined benefits.http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/12/15/gops-freedom-caucus-wants-quick-action-on-social-security-and-medicare/The
House Freedom Caucus is planning to draft a plan overhauling Social Security and Medicare within the first 30 days of returning to Washington 2017.http://kff.org/health-reform/perspective/the-bigger-story-and-agenda-behind-gop-changes-to-obamacare-medicare-and-medicaid/
The larger story is healthcare reform preparations for a health policy trifecta: to fundamentally change the ACA(Obamacare), Medicaid and Medicare–all three of health care’s major programs–and in the process, fundamentally alter the direction of the federal role in health care.The expected proposals seek to END federal entitlement spending in health as it has been known by capping federal financial exposure through fixed-dollar insurance tax credits, Medicaid block grants, and voucher-like supports for Medicare premiums. Legislative details haven’t been released yet, but healthcare reform plans are likely to shift costs to individuals and states as well as reduce consumer protections–and result in a significant INCREASE in the number of uninsured.
Reform Changes key elements include raising the age of eligibility from 65 to 67; merging Medicare Part A and B, including the premiums and deductibles; and gradually privatizing the system with government-issued vouchers or “premium supports” to defray the cost of insurance policies purchased by seniors on the open market
Medicare Eligibility age: Reformers would gradually INCREASE the eligibility AGE for Medicare from 65 to nearly 67 starting in 2020. That would require those 65 to 67 to purchase commercial insurance. Like other consumers, they’d receive new tax credits to help subsidize the cost, though the blueprint does not specify the size of those credits. Reformers proposal would allow insurers to charge relatively HIGHER premiums to OLDER consumers than they can under the Affordable Care Act.
Medicare Premium Support: Medicare burden is going to fall to the beneficiary. Reformers want a plan to provide a fixed dollar subsidy that seniors would use to purchase Medicare insurance. a premium support system that is a form of FINANCIAL RATIONING of health care . That’s in contrast to today’s model, where Medicare pays a percentage of the costs. Medicare premium support would effectively SHIFT the risk of health care COST INCREASES from taxpayer to SENIORS. Undetermined:: How would the subsidy be calculated and by how much would it increase each year.