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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Advantage, Weiner

For those of you that missed it this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Meeting", medical fear-mongerer Betsy McCaughey ( mother of the "death panel" meme tried ( and failed ) to convince Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) that she knew how to cut healthcare costs.

So what's McCaughey's miracle cure for Medicare costs?

The fact is that if Medicare inched up the eligibility age one month a year, until 2043 when it reached age 70, Medicare would be solvent. And that is what the Congress should do and that is what the Congressional Budget Office has urged Congress to do every year. That would solve the problem without telling elderly people that they have to suffer with crippling arthritis rather than get a knee replacement.

That's right, denying seniors coverage is the answer. Isn't that what they allegedly want to prevent?

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