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Medicare Buy-In Proposal


Americans at the end of their working lives are increasingly facing greater uncertainty regarding health insurance and hence access to health care. This paper describes a proposal that would allow older persons not yet eligible for Medicare (under age 65) to “buy into” Medicare coverage.
This paper is part of the Kaiser Incremental Health Reform Project.


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