Senator Sherrod Brown Introduces “Medicare At 55” Act

When Congress returns from their break, Senator Sherrod Brown (D) will be promoting a bill to expand Medicare to adults starting at the age of 55.

Currently, applicants must be 65+ in order to qualify for Medicare. If Sen. Brown’s proposal is successful, it would allow the 41 million Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 to receive the same benefits and protections as individuals enrolled under Medicare parts A, B, and D.

“Giving people more quality choices at reasonable prices is something we can all agree on – that’s what letting Ohioans buy into Medicare is all about,” Brown said in a statement.

“This is a simple solution for folks who are 55 and can’t get healthcare through work, or those who are ready to retire but aren’t yet eligible for Medicare.”

Sen. Brown introduced the “Medicare at 55 Act” alongside other Democrats, including Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Al Franken (D-MN).

Congress will be back in session on September 5. For more updates about the “Medicare at 55 Act”, please visit Sen. Sherrod Brown’s website.