Clyburn Hits Medicare Benefits For Going To Wealthy Beneficiaries, But Others Say New Benefits Spur Health Equity

By Michelle M. Stein, Maya Goldman / September 29, 2021 at 8:53 PM
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said that because Medicare isn’t a means-tested program, closing the so-called Medicaid gap should be a higher priority for Democrats in their reconciliation bill than adding hearing, vision and dental benefits to Medicare. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said Democrats should be able to fund all of their health care priorities, so long as they follow through on drug pricing reforms, while others argued Wednesday that covering hearing, vision and dental benefits in Medicare...

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