"Raising the retirement age would inflict further hardship among a group of workers who are likely to face health and economic problems in their 60s." –Doug Hart, President, Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans
Threats to Medicare Play Key Role in Tuesday’s Special Election
“The outcome of the special election in New York’s 26th congressional district was greatly shaped by concern over a recent U.S. House vote to privatize Medicare and create an inadequate voucher program for retirees that would be run by health insurance companies.
"The April 15 Medicare vote troubled both seniors and workers. For retirees already struggling to get by, these proposed changes would be devastating. Many workers today are worrying that they will never be able to retire.