U.S. CEO's push plan to raise full retirement age to 70Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 14:46
U.S. CEO's push plan to raise full retirement age to 70
SAUL LOEB | AFP
January 16, 2013 | 5:42PM
WASHINGTON 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.