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Subject:  Re: Raising Medicare Age Saves $5.7B Date:  12/4/2012  4:10 PM
Author:  sykesix Number:  46568 of 73799

Even so, Medicare is a strawman for the problem of rising health care costs.

The Medicare solution is in reality a game of three card monte to see who foots the rising costs: 1) providers who accept lower payments and eat costs, 2) supplemental insurance companies (who will charge higher premiums, 3) patients, or 4) some combination of the above.

Driving out waste, fraud, and abuse is a good start, but means to keep health care costs within guidelines is the real need.

That's the part that of the Republican position that I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around. Obamacare has several mechanisms for medical cost c