Hospitals Push Age Hike for Medicare

As the deficit reduction super committee hunts for savings, U.S. hospital executives are so worried about having their payments cut that they plan to start lobbying Congress to shift the burden onto their elderly patients. The American Hospital Association is rallying hundreds of hospital leaders to urge legislators to consider increasing the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 as one way to save money without reducing payments to hospitals.
September 30, 2011

As the deficit reduction super committee hunts for savings, U.S. hospital executives are so worried about having their payments cut that they plan to start lobbying Congress to shift the burden onto their elderly patients. The American Hospital Association is rallying hundreds of hospital leaders to urge legislators to consider increasing the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 as one way to save money without reducing payments to hospitals.

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