Senate Dems Considering More Generous Medicare Benefits, Earlier Start

By Michelle M. Stein, Maya Goldman / September 20, 2021 at 12:53 PM
The Senate Democratic caucus hopes to add benefits to Medicare that are more generous and kick in sooner than those marked up by House committees -- and the Senate’s emerging plan could be even more generous than Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) initial proposal, caucus documents indicate. The House Ways & Means and House Energy & Commerce committees recently approved adding Medicare hearing, vision and dental benefits, and while beneficiary advocates said the policies were a good start, they...

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