Major Changes to Medicare Would Cut Costs but Also Squeeze Enrollment and Raise Spending for Seniors

by Christine Eibner, Dana P. Goldman, Jeffrey Sullivan, Alan M Garber

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Abstract

Potential policy changes, such as raising the eligibility age of Medicare from 65 to 67, would save Medicare from $400 billion to $1.2 trillion between 2012 and 2036 but would also reduce the number of seniors enrolled.

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