Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, introduced the Medicare at 55 Act, which would allow Americans ages 55–64 to purchase Medicare coverage. Photo: AP/Carlos Osorio

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. 

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