The latest proposed expansion of Medicare benefits could be a welcome health insurance option to early retirees who leave employment or have been forced out of their jobs before the age of 65.
Democratic U.S. Senators unveiled the latest version of Medicare expansion Wednesday, calling it the “Medicare at 50 Act,” which would allow people between the ages of 50 and 64 the option of buying into Medicare. Introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, the legislation is similar to a bill offered in the past by some of the same Democrats in 2017 that proposed to lower the age of Medicare eligibility to 55.