Thread: General Politics Raising Medicare's age limit.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #10
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The truth is they are welfare programs though. They are not fully funded and today's beneficiaries will receive 3-4 times what they paid in.
They are more like welfare programs today than they were when they were created, but they're less like welfare programs than they could be.

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Until we start treating them as the welfare programs they are it will be impossible to make real spending cuts.
I agree that it will be easier to make cuts if we make them look more like welfare (or alternatively, if people start seeing/treating them more like welfare). In fact, we might as well eliminate Medicare altogether and just let Medicaid stand alone.
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