Keep The Government Out Of My Medicare!

That does seem to be the general sentiment among the National Review demographic. A reader reports another irony:

Surely the oddest thing about the town hall protests is the number of elderly screaming at the top of their lungs about euthanasia, eugenics--by far the largest contingent.  These folks have single-payer health care paid for by the government, and have had it for decades. It's called Medicare.  Yet somehow, they vehemently want to deny it to everyone under 65. What's up with that?

They are trying to save the country from the care they receive, I guess. But isn't Medicare popular?