Would you support legislation that would add $202 billion to the Medicare trust fund in the next 20 years, without raising taxes or decreasing benefits by one penny? Eight months ago, the Senate passed a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744) that would do just that. If this legislation becomes law, it will strengthen Medicare by providing millions of undocumented workers with legal status and a pathway to citizenship.
Raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67 could cost Latinos in the United States more than $2.4 billion in the first full year of implementation. Such a change would increase premiums in the healthcare exchanges for those under 64, increase the average out-of-pocket costs for those 66-67 and increase Medicare premiums for those 67 and above. Overall, it could cost the average Latino nearly $6,000 over their lifetime.
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