5:11 PM Eastern - Thursday, December 6, 2012

Leader Pelosi Draws Line in the Sand: No Raising Medicare Eligibility Age #the-healthcare-law

Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated her commitment to working families by saying that raising the Medicare eligibility age should not be part of any budget deal. Raising the retirement age would prevent millions of seniors from getting healthcare coverage when they retire from work at age 65.

One study shows that a raise in the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 would amount to $11.4 million in increased costs to individuals, employers and states and 3.3 million seniors would face an average of $2,200 more each year in health insurance premiums.

SEIU stands with courageous Members of Congress like Leader Pelosi, who are fighting against cuts to services that millions of working families depend on like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Will you do your part and sign up to call your Congress member and tell them not to raise the Medicare eligibility age?

Now is the time for all of us to take action and work towards an economy that invests in good jobs for all, not cuts to vital services like Medicare.

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