Marco Rubio made sure the country knows he’d raise the retirement age and partially privatize Medicare. And just like Rubio’s, the rest of the GOP field’s “plans” for seniors and future retirees’ earned benefits include limit eligibility for both Social Security and Medicare by instituting means-testing, raising the retirement age, and even shifting the programs toward private accounts.
Policy lightweight Donald Trump has unsurprisingly neglected to offer up substantive details on his plans for Social Security and Medicare. But when asked about Ben Carson’s assertion that “Medicare probably won’t be necessary,” Trump said: “It’s possible. You’re going to have to look at it.” So, there’s no way to know for sure, but who knows what Trump might do to off-set his tax plan’s $10 trillion in lost revenue.
Ted Cruz would raise Social Security and Medicare’s eligibility ages. He’d move Medicare to a premium support system and threaten Social Security by shifting it to private accounts. As a bonus, […]