Medicare cardMost beneficiaries favor a continued public-private partnership in the administering of the Medicare program.

The future of Medicare and the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak are expected to be hot-button issues in the November 3 election. In late October, eHealth surveyed more than 2,100 Medicare beneficiaries about political issues related to these topics, compiling the results in its “The Politics of Medicare and Coronavirus” report.

A majority supports early Medicare buy-in. Sixty percent of survey respondents said adults ages 60 to 64 should be able to buy in to Medicare coverage earlier than the standard eligibility age of 65. However, only 1%  favor allowing people ages 60 to 64 to enroll in Medicare without requiring them to buy in.

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