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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, June 30, 2022

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A Modest Proposal: Raise Medicare Age To 95

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BY FROMA HARROP Those who liken the health plan for government employees to the Republican plan for moving Medicare to private insurers miss a significant difference: the patients. The Federal Employee Health Benefits program works because its beneficiaries tend to be young and healthy. The many employees not needing expensive care subsidize the few who […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.