Doggett Leads 76 Lawmakers Seeking Medicare Dental, Vision, Hearing Coverage

By Maya Goldman / July 6, 2021 at 6:05 PM
House Ways & Means health subcommittee Chair Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) led dozens of lawmakers in unveiling a bill Tuesday (July 6) to add dental, vision and hearing benefits to Medicare, a policy also sought by key Senate leaders. Doggett hopes to pass the bill through reconciliation this fall, but questions remain about whether both Medicare reforms and legislation to close the Medicaid coverage gap, a policy Doggett also supports, could be included in reconciliation. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), chair...

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