Video Of Joe Lieberman Supporting Expanding Medicare, Just Three Months Ago
Greg Sargent at “The Plum Line” obtained video of Joe Lieberman’s interview with the Connecticut Post, where he advocated expanding Medicare even beyond what the current Senate bill does.
“When it came to Medicare I was very focused on a group — post 50, maybe more like post 55. People who have retired early, or unfortunately have been laid off early, who lose their health insurance and they’re too young to qualify for Medicare.
“What I was proposing was that they have an option to buy into Medicare early and again on the premise that that would be less expensive than the enormous cost. If you’re 55 or 60 and you’re without health insurance and you go in to try to buy it, because you’re older … you’re rated as a risk so you pay a lot of money.”
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