An economic win-win

Updated 2/5/2018 11:23 AM

If President Trump wants to see really great economic and unemployment numbers, he should lower the age to qualify for Medicare to 62. Everyone is currently able to receive Social Security benefits at age 62, albeit at a reduced rate, so why not make Medicare coverage available at 62 -- with a co-pay? Many Americans are working to age 66 just to maintain their health care benefits at their place of employment. With Medicare AND Social Security available at age 62, many Americans would retire immediately, opening up the vacated jobs for younger people. This would be a win-win for all.

Daniel M. Filipek

Mount Prospect

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