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Senate candidate proposes Medicare for all ages
Modern Healthcare

Like his Republican opponents, Democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland of South Dakota thinks President Obama’s healthcare law is flawed.

But unlike the Republican candidates, who want to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Weiland thinks voters will support keeping the law if people of all ages have the option of signing up for Medicare.

Weiland has proposed that citizens of any age be allowed to buy into Medicare, which now is generally open only to people 65 and older, as an alternative to private health insurance plans.