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Medicare taxes for employees and employers pay the remainder.

Just noting that it's not as if the vast majority of us on Medicare now weren't paying those taxes for 20, 30, 40, 50 years. Since the Medicare program is falling a bit short (or will be soonish), I think the tax rate needs to go up a little. They've already baked in rising premiums for seniors. I note that anyone with employer-subsidized health insurance pays more per month at age 65+ between Medicare and supplemental/drug policies than they did during their earning years. Yes, still a good deal, but seniors are carrying their fair share--the share most of us can afford.

I note the median income for age 65+ is $21k per individual and $35k per couple. Let's not design a retiree insurance plan around the top 10%, pls.
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