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Joe Biden According to Joe Biden, his plan “reflects the reality that, even after the current crisis ends, older Americans are likely to find it difficult to secure jobs.” (Photo: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg)

In one of his first proposals since becoming the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden is wading back into the roiling waters of health policy.

In a nod to the effects of COVID-19 on the economy, and what is clearly an overture to supporters of the “Medicare for All” plan pushed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday, Biden wants to lower the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 60.

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