Coburn, Lieberman seek to raise Medicare age to 67

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate rebels jumped into Congress’ cut-the-deficit competition today, proposing to raise the age of Medicare eligibility to 67 and increase monthly premiums for millions of current beneficiaries. “We can’t save Medicare as we know it,” said Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., who authored the plan with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. “We can only save Medicare if we change it,” he added in an apparent jab at President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.

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