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Can you get Medicare at the age of 65?

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As of 2015, the eligible age for Medicare is 65. However, people can qualify for Medicare at a younger age if they have been entitled to Social Security benefits for at least two years or if they have renal disease, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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Can you get Medicare at the age of 65?
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The retirement of the baby boomer generation is projected to have a significant impact on the deficit, which may lead to the change of the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67. According to an estimate produced by the CBO in 2013, this change would decrease the deficit by 19 billion dollars between 2016 and 2023.

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