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Medicare to be extended

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:167
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    The United States president, Bill Clinton, has unveiled a proposal to extend the eligibility to join Medicare to people aged 55 to 65. The plan aims to ensure that ‘near elderly’ people, a largely uninsured and vulnerable population, have access to guaranteed health insurance coverage.

    Medicare is the federally administered healthcare plan that provides basic medical coverage to 38 million people in the …

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