White House Rules Out Raising Medicare Eligibility Age

The White House bluntly ruled out raising the Medicare eligibility age as part of a plan to reduce the federal debt on Monday.

“The president has made clear that that’s not the right policy to take,” press secretary Jay Carney reiterated during a daily briefing at the White House.

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