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Why most seniors can’t afford to pay more for Medicare A proposal aimed at replacing Medicare with vouchers would transfer the risk to seniors and could lead to higher costs for some of them, according to CNN Money. While the intent would be to bring down costs over the long-term by introducing more competition, it could also make traditional Medicare more expensive by siphoning off healthier seniors to private plans. Indeed, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that this could increase Medicare premiums 50% by 2020 compared with current projections. And such an increase in Medicare costs would be unaffordable for many seniors, according to the new interactive tool developed by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Based on a simulation model from the Urban Institute, the tool analyses the population data, including income and demographics, and their long-range effects on retirement and aging.  --CNN Money

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