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two older women, one black, one white, smiling pensively The lawmakers said that up to 25% of those ages 60 to 64 go without health insurance before turning 65. (Photo: Fotolia)

More than 125 House lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that lowers the Medicare eligibility age to 60 from 65.

The Improving Medicare Coverage Act — led by Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.; Conor Lamb, D-Pa.; Joe Neguse, D-Colo.; and Susan Wild, D-Pa.; Haley Stevens, D-Mich.; and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. — would expand Medicare to at least 23 million people, the lawmakers said in a statement.

 

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