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Brown defends Medicare buy-in proposal: 'Medicare for all will take a while'

Posted February 17, 2019 9:51 a.m. EST

— Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown warned Sunday that an effort to establish "Medicare for all" would be protracted and difficult, breaking from other prospective presidential candidates.

"I think 'Medicare for all' will take a while, and it's difficult" Brown told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union."

Brown, who said he is considering running for president, called instead for expanding the availability of Medicare to people 50 years or older.

"I want to help people now," Brown said. "That's why you do Medicare at 50."