Lowering Medicare Age Could Have Mixed Coverage Effects

Lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 60 could add as many as 24.5 million individuals to the program, an analysis from Avalere finds. However, shifting people ages 60 to 64 to Medicare actually could have a mixed effect on coverage overall, since Medicare premiums may cost more than other forms of insurance, a separate analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reports.

The two analyses point out the tricky dynamics that could be involved in expanding Medicare to cover those ages 60 to 64, as proposed by President Joe Biden during the 2020 campaign.

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