In an interview with the Plum Line, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) came out strongly against raising the Medicare eligibility age and said that such a proposal was unlikely to be part of a final "fiscal cliff" deal.
“I am very much against that, and I think most of my members are,” Pelosi said. “I don’t see any reason why that should be in any agreement.”
While Pelosi is not a major player in the current budget talks, House Republicans will need Democratic votes to pass a deal, so her input does matter.
Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said earlier this week that even if he doesn't agree with them, Medicare reforms are " are on the table."