It looks like Congress may again tread into the dangerous waters of means testing for Medicare.
According to a piece in the Washington Post this morning, House and Senate negotiators have “agreed in principle” that wealthy old farts should have to pay higher prices for Medicare-funded doctor visits and other healthcare.
What a concept.
Of course, the Gimme Generation will throw their all-powerful political muscle behind any efforts to actually require some of them to pay more for medical care, and the notion will more than likely die.
In a country where the tax structure is heavily progressive, nobody would ever see anything wrong with the wealthy paying more than the poor for tax-supported programs, but God help us if we ask the wealthy old people to pay more for Medicare or – dare I say – give up their Social Security benefits.
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