Check It Out: Lieberman Endorses Medicare Buy-In

Waaaaaaaay back three months ago when it seemed politically sound...

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Found this video over on The Plum Line.

For a guy who doesn't care for the current Medicare approach in the reform bill, he certainly seemed convinced 90 days ago. Quoth Lieberman:

“My proposals were to basically expand the existing successful public health insurance programs Medicare and Medicaid…

“When it came to Medicare I was very focused on a group — post 50, maybe more like post 55. People who have retired early, or unfortunately have been laid off early, who lose their health insurance and they’re too young to qualify for Medicare.

“What I was proposing was that they have an option to buy into Medicare early and again on the premise that that would be less expensive than the enormous cost. If you’re 55 or 60 and you’re without health insurance and you go in to try to buy it, because you’re older … you’re rated as a risk so you pay a lot of money.”

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