REUTERS/Jim Young - Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R) speaks as rival and Senator Marco Rubio listens during the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa January 28, 2016.

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Life expectancy and the Republican candidates' Social Security proposals

January 29, 2016, Robert Shapiro

In last Thursday’s GOP debate, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz reiterated their backing for raising the Social Security retirement age from 67 to 70, a change that Jeb Bush also supports.  In this post, Rob Shapiro argues this reveals a limited understanding of the growing inequality in life expectancy among Americans. 

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