Senate Democrat leaders are seeking to add dental and vision medical coverage to Medicare.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted Sunday:
“There is a gaping hole in Medicare that leaves out dental, vision, and hearing coverage. This is a serious problem. I’m working with @SenSanders to push to include dental, vision, and hearing Medicare coverage in the American Jobs and Families Plans.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the powerful Senate Budget Committee, has noted President Joe Biden’s 2022 budget planned to include the expansion of Medicare for dental and vision coverage.
“The budget that President Biden has submitted to Congress constitutes the most significant agenda for working families in the modern history of our country,” Sanders wrote in a press release last month. “At a time when more than half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck and tens of millions of Americans continue to struggle, the president’s budget would create millions of good-paying jobs and substantially improve the lives of working families, children, the elderly, the sick and the poor.
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