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Coburn, Burr Promote New Medicare Plan

Two GOP senators took to the airwaves today to promote a new Medicare rescue plan they are unveiling today.

The plan, proposed by Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., features a gradual increase in Medicare eligibility age, an accelerated transition to private health insurance for many seniors, and higher premiums for middle- and upper-income recipients.


“Tom [Coburn] and I believe that we have a moral obligation to save Medicare for our parents and our children, and to provide seniors a choice in the system so they can have a cheaper health care system,” Burr said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday. “It’s less expensive I might say, but with a better health outcome.”

Coburn and Burr acknowledged that the plan, called the Seniors’ Choice Act, is unlikely to advance in Congress during a heated election year, but they promoted its bipartisan points.

The two senators also appeared on CNN's Early Start Thursday morning.

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