Posts Tagged ‘life expectancy’
Friday, January 25th, 2013
The richest and most powerful Americans — corporate titans — are working together to deprive the oldest and poorest Americans of a social safety net created in the 1930’s — Social Security — and extended in the 1960’s — Medicare and Medicaid. Shamelessly making the false connection between SS and the national deficit, the corporate front group, Fix the Debt, wants to “reform” the two indispensable programs for the elderly sick and poor. One suggestion is to raise the retirement age to beyond age 65. Reformers glibly state “everyone is living longer.” Turns out to not be true.
Tags: deprivation index, epidemiology, Gary Namie, Gopal Singh, life expectancy, Mohammad Siahpush, retirement age, social security
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