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    YucatanMan

    Who decides what makes some retirees, but not others, "vulnerable" in this "protections for the vulnerable" proposal?  

    When the cost of just one surgery/hospital stay can decimate the assets of a "solid middle class" family -- especially now that retirement often does not include either ongoing group-medical care options or defined benefit pensions for private sector retirees, as it did several decades ago -- I'd argue that all but the 1% retirees are vulnerable.  

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