Senate Democrats looking to find a way to pass health care legislation have proposed a a Medicare "buy-in" proposal as part of the health care legislation. A major aspect of the proposal would be that individuals between the ages of 55 and 64 would be able to enroll in the medicare program. The Federation of American Hospitals opposes it as does the Mayo Clinic.
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