Taking on granny

Like taking candy from a baby, right? The federal budget tilts increasingly toward the old as Medicare continues to grow while children’s programs get squeezed.

How about if we got rid of means testing for Medicaid –at least for kids– and put means testing in for Medicare instead?

At a bare minimum, we should add what Medicaid pays for Medicare-eligibles in nursing home fees into the Medicare budget to make it plain just how much so-called “seniors” are consuming of the federal purse.

March 16, 2007

One thought on “Taking on granny”

  1. FINALLY someone willing to take on the issue of intergenerational justice. I always thought it scandalous that children and low-income employed adults increasingly went without health insurance and health care while Medicare Part D was passed.

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