Medicare is the federally-sponsored health insurance program that covers all Americans 65 and older and those who are disabled.
Proponents of Medicare expansion believe older adults, people with disabilities, and vulnerable groups should have improved access to affordable health care. They argue that a government-sponsored program helps participants stay healthy, ease financial burdens on families, and reduces prices for care.
Proponents of Medicare privatization believe in modernizing or privatizing the program, typically with the goal of reducing federal spending. They also argue that Medicare expansion fails to achieve adequate savings and limits the rights of consumers to their desired insurance.
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