Details of Public Option for Lowered Medicare Age Tradeoff
Here's some details on the upcoming deal to lower the age of Medicare and drop the public option.
Under the potential trade-off with party moderates, near-retirees beginning at age 55 or 60 who lack affordable insurance would be permitted to purchase coverage under Medicare, which generally provides medical care beginning at 65. Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor, would be open to all comers under 300 percent of poverty, or slightly over $66,000 for a family of four.
So, it's only for those over 55 without affordable insurance. What does that mean? How many people is that? Why can't all people over 55 get it?
Sen. Mark Udall and ten other freshman senators who have drafted an "amendment package" will be holding a press conference tomorrow. Udall will be one of those speaking on the Senate floor.
The Republican effort to reject the Medicare cuts in the bill failed today. [More...]
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