The agreement to raise the debt ceiling and cut $2.1 trillion from the budget pushes decisions on entitlements down the road. Medicare is unchanged for now, but will that stick?
A lot is still undecided, but it's pretty clear that income taxes will not rise and that Social Security will not be cut.
The Gang of Six plan to cut the federal deficit calls for changes to both but doesn't spell out many details.
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Some have proposed delaying eligibility for Medicare for two years as a way to shore up its finances. Would that really help?
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