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Subject: Raising Medicare Age Saves $5.7B Date: 12/3/2012 5:19 PM
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Saves the government $5.7 billion that is. It will cost citizens an extra $11.4 billion due to higher prices on the private insurance market.

Health care economists see a number of downsides, too. For one thing, Medicare tends to be a pretty efficient program. Its costs have grown slower than private health insurance plans. The Center for Budget Priorities and Policy estimates that, while the federal government would save $5.7 billion, the rest of the health care system would end up spending $11.4 billion more to provide those same benefits.

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