Originally Posted by patteeu
So again, why are you using a proxy? Why do you want to cover healthy 65 year old poor people who don't need medical care but not unhealthy 65 year old moderate income people?
Don't assign me to positions I don't have. I favor single-payer. I want everybody covered by a Medicare-type system.
I don't even want to raise the Medicare eligibility age. If we're going to do it, however, the working poor are the folks who categorically need Medicare the most at 65. The next third need it substantially less.
Conversely, you don't want anybody to be covered by Medicare at age 65.
That's the difference between us.