Medicare to be extendedBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7126.167k (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:167
- Deborah Josefson
- 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 …