When it comes to health care ideas, the pendulum is swinging left within the Democratic party. 

Eight Democratic senators are co-sponsoring legislation that would allow people 55 and older to buy into Medicare according to a Huffington Post report. And similar legislation is on the way for the House. 

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, introduced the Medicare at 55 Act, backed by the support of fellow Democrats Tammy Baldwin, WI, Sheldon Whitehouse, RI, Sherrod Brown, OH, Jeff Merkley, OR, Patrick Leahy, VT, Jack Reed, RI and Al Franken, MN.

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