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Biden Announces Plan to Expand Medicare and Forgive Student Loans

Presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden announced new plans to expand Medicare eligibility and forgive some student debt as he adapts his policy platform ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election to take into account the pandemic hit to the economy. Biden said in a Medium post on Thursday that he would lower the age for Medicare eligibility to 60, at which point people would have the option of sticking with their employer plans or opting into Medicare. “This would make Medicare available to a set of Americans who work hard and retire before they turn 65, or who would prefer to leave their employer plans, the public option, or other plans they access through the Affordable Care Act before they retire,” Biden wrote. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 11th Democratic candidates debate in Washington on March 15, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/Reuters) He said the proposal takes into account the likely scenario that after the CO..

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