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U.S. CEOs push plan to raise retirement age to 70, privatize Medicare

U.S. CEOs push plan to raise retirement age to 70, privatize Medicare 16 Jan 2013 An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans. The Business Roundtable's plan would protect those 55 and older from cuts but younger workers would face significant changes. The plan unveiled Wednesday would result in smaller annual benefit increases for all Social Security recipients. Initial benefits for wealthy retirees would also be smaller. [Oh, but there's billion$ available to buy a fleet of drones for Afghanistan and to fund Israel's 'Iron Dome,' though, right? Start reading.]