Let’s Not Be So Quick to Lower Medicare Eligibility Age

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office takes a close look at one of the most wasteful and unnecessary healthcare proposals on the Democratic agenda — reducing Medicare’s eligibility age to 60.

Joe Biden endorsed the idea as a candidate for president. But it’s never made much sense. Medicare’s Part A hospital insurance trust fund is already on the cusp of insolvency. Expanding it would saddle taxpayers with immense new costs.

And those taxpayer dollars would go toward a segment of the population that is relatively well-off and generally has private insurance coverage.

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