Joe Lieberman’s solution for Medicare is easily the worst thing since Paul Ryan’s vouchers. Paul Krugman:
So Joe Lieberman is proposing that we raise the Medicare eligibility age. That’s a truly cruel idea; as it happens, I know several people who are hanging on, postponing needed medical care, hoping that they can make it to 65 before something terrible happens. And if I know such people in my fairly sheltered social circles, just imagine how widespread such stories must be.
Can we please have some brave senators propose the only reasonable solution: raising taxes on the rich to save Medicare? Anything short of that is just penalizing the Americans who need Medicare — and their money — the most.