CBO To Sanders: Lowering Medicare Age To 60 Ups Deficit, Shifts Coverage

By Amy Lotven / May 18, 2022 at 6:34 PM
The Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation say that lowering the Medicare age from 65 to 60 starting in 2026 would cost $155 billion through 2031, and they suggest that while some seniors would benefit from lower premiums in Medicare, many lower income seniors would lose access to Medicaid or highly subsidized Affordable Care Act coverage and could become uninsured. Although Democratic lawmakers have proposed lowering the Medicare age -- or separately, allowing people to buy-in to Medicare...

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