I should have done this long ago but I kept hoping that things would work out; praying that I wouldn’t have to humble myself with an apology. However, it has reached a point where the inevitable is, well, inevitable.
In a time when politicians and deficit hawks are advocating raising the eligibility age for Medicare, we should actually be pressing to do the exact opposite.
United, the Post War Generation can prove ourselves a great generation, not just a great big generation.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released results from a pilot study showing that Green House project homes save Medicare $1,300 to $2,300 per home resident annually.
Medicare expenditures rose much faster than overall health-care spending in 2011, the government reports.
A report by federal health care inspectors in November said the U.S. nursing home industry overbills Medicare $1.5 billion a year for treatments patients don’t need or never receive.
A study shows tensions over paying for entitlements–but also some respect-your-elders sentiment.
Raising the eligibility age from 65 to 67 may be off the table for now, but the idea will resurface as budget pressures grow.