As Congress Wrestles With Plans to Expand Medicare, Becerra Says Any One Will Do
By Editor - Tue Jul 13, 1:43 pm
The Biden administration will support whatever expansions to Medicare Congress is willing to make, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working on plans both to add benefits to the health program for seniors and to lower its eligibility age from 65 to 60. But the efforts are mired in competing priorities among different wings of the party as they try to push through a spending plan this year that Republicans have vowed to oppose. President Joe Biden called for the change in Medicare age eligibility while campaigning in 2020. But asked if the administration has a preference on which Medicare provisions Congress takes up, Becerra said, “Our preference is to get it done.