May 17, 2022
Access & Coverage
  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a brief projecting that lowering Medicare coverage to Americans over 60 would add about 7.3 million people to the program and cost $155 billion over a five-year period. Lowering the eligibility age would result in about 3.2 million fewer people having employer-sponsored health coverage and lower the uninsured rate for those 60 and older from 8 percent to 4 percent. (Analysis here)