Rep. Correa Co-Sponsors the Improving Medicare Coverage Act
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Correa announced his co-sponsorship of the Improving Medicare Coverage Act, legislation that would reduce the Medicare eligibility age to 60. This legislation allows for improvements to Medicare benefits and ensures long-term healthcare security for millions of uninsured individuals in the United States.
Rep. Lou Correa said, “My top priority is to ensure my constituents and Americans across the country have access to affordable and quality healthcare, especially during the current health crisis. Reducing the eligibility age to 60 allows for countless Americans to become insured, improves long-term benefits, negotiates pharmaceutical prices, and ensures long-term healthcare security, particularly with low-income communities. ”
Background: The Improving Medicare Coverage Act would also provide:
- Expansion to at least 23 million additional people to access the program.
- Improved Medicare benefits to cover dental, vision, and hearing.
- Reduced prices of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
- Substantial reductions in racial and ethnic health inequalities in insurance coverage, as well as improving the chances of early diagnoses and survival rate of most common cancers.
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