Jeff Merkley

Sen. Chris Murphy Promotes "Choose Medicare" Legislation

Sen. Chris Murphy Promotes "Choose Medicare" Legislation

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is proposing legislation that would allow all Americans to buy into Medicare, what he called the “most popular, most cost-effective” insurance plan in the country.

“Virtually everyone who has the chance to get on Medicare enjoys and finds it a very effective way to receive healthcare,’’ Murphy said. “Our theory of the case is that everyone in this country should have the ability to buy a Medicare plan. There’s really no reason for only people over 65 to have access to Medicare.’’

Murphy and his fellow Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon unveiled the plan at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday. The legislation would allow both individuals...

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