This country already does a questionable job of looking after its elderly. Now that I am about to become one of them, I frankly feel that you are saying that once you're on Medicare, your life just isn't worth that much. No doubt procedures and medications that would give a person many more years would not be paid for. Would someone on a fixed income be likely to be able to come up with the money? Probably not. If you are reading this and you are a member of congress, it is probably not a direct worry, but it will affect someone you know. If you vote for these cuts while giving tax advantages to the wealthy ( or even without that ) I do not know how you sleep at night. It would make life a game of Russian roulette for many elderly who have worked all their lives.