Medicare Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Pass E&C With Two Dems Against

By Maya Goldman / September 15, 2021 at 5:58 PM
The House Energy & Commerce Committee approved a plan to expand Medicare coverage to dental, hearing and vision benefits Wednesday (Sept. 15), capping off a marathon markup of the committee’s proposed contributions to the budget reconciliation package. Republicans, along with Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), echoed concerns raised at a Ways & Means Committee markup on the same language last Friday (Sept. 10) about the cost of adding benefits to Medicare when the Part A trust fund nears insolvency and duplicating...

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