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GOP senators unveil new Medicare overhaul plan
San Francisco Chronicle

Two Republican senators say they have a new Medicare rescue plan for policymakers to debate this political year. The proposal from Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Richard Burr of North Carolina features an accelerated transition to private health insurance for many seniors, a gradual increase in the eligibility age to 67, and higher premiums for middle-class and upper-income retirees.