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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:08 AM

5. I am a boomer

I turned 65 in September. I really resent that people say that the problem with Medicare and healthcare costs is because of the boomers. That sounds like finger pointing and I don't like it. We didn't ask to be born 60 plus years ago, but we did our best. We paid our Medicare taxes every paycheck since Medicare started. And, as we got older we began having more health issues. This happened before us (boomers) and it will happen after we are gone. People need to leave the eligibility age out of the discussion. Yes, there are problems in the system, but we do not not need to remake it. We do need to clean out the fraud and move forward. These are our earned benefits that are being discussed. Changing them could be political suicide for those who make changes unnecessarily.

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