Sen. Stabenow Pushes Plan to Expand Medicare Access to People 50 and Over

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

One of the early benchmarks for Democrats running for president in 2020 is whether they support a Medicare-for-all-style universal healthcare plan.

But many Democrats on Capitol Hill—especially moderate Democrats—are focusing on something they say is a more politically palatable approach.

They want to let people as young as 50 buy into Medicare.

Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow supports lowering the eligible age for Medicare to 50-years-old. She’s one of the lead sponsors on legislation to do so.

Senator Stabenow joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to speak further about the idea of expanding healthcare.

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation. 

Image credit: Laura Weber Davis, WDET

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