The light alternative to Medicare for All
"Medicare for All" is the idea that's been getting attention from progressive Democrats, but Forbes flags another one that could get attention over the next two years: letting people buy into Medicare between the ages of 55 and 64.
Between the lines: It's a more incremental, centrist option for Medicare expansion than the sweeping idea that's generating excitement in Democratic circles. (Bill Clinton floated a version of it during his presidency, and moderate House Democrats are its main backers now.) But as Forbes points out, Sen. Sherrod Brown, a possible Democratic presidential candidate, has sponsored a version of Medicare at 55 — so it could get attention if he runs.