Stop by the KevinMD blog and read Government Austerity with Medicare Reform as a Top Priority. The blog post, by medical student Nathanael Heckman, addresses the issue of medicare reform and life expectancy.
Raising the age for eligibility is inequitable, because the rich live longer and the poorer Americans need the care that Medicare provides. Heckman provides a nifty and attention-grabbing graph that depicts the differences in life expectancy for men, age 65 who are at the top half and the bottom half of wage earners .
Click on the above link of the thumbnail of the graph to visit the KevinMD blog and read the entire post.