Posted by: Joe Eds | December 11, 2009

Healthcare Update: Medicare buy-in

As it looks more likely that the potential health care bill won’t have any recognizable public option, one solution is to extend Medicare to adults 55 or older, as it is currently 65 and older. Sounds reasonable enough. Instead of creating a new bureaucracy for a a new health care division just expand the one we currently have, this would also cover the “near-elderly.”

The NY Times has proposed this idea to six experts in the medical industry. This article covers their reactions and it’s definitely worth a read because I wouldn’t be surprised if this idea finds its way in whatever final bill that will be dropped on the President’s desk for him to sign.

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