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Reducing premiums for low-income Medicare beneficiaries

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“Medicare premiums pose a significant burden on low-income older adults. Current policies meant to alleviate those burdens do not work well. This issue brief proposes a new way of lowering those burdens for millions of older adults and illustrates how this can be done in an efficient manner without adding to the federal budget deficit. This proposed policy will also eliminate situations where small changes in income or aging into Medicare generate a large difference in government assistance.”

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