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How Medicare Could Add Dental, Vision, or Hearing Coverage

How Medicare can provide Dental Vision and Hearing Care

Medicare covers a lot of health services, but not routine dental, vision, or hearing care. That helps explain why 75 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who need a hearing aid don’t have one, and why 70 percent of those who have trouble eating because of problems with their teeth haven’t gone to the dentist in the past year. According to experts Amber Willink, Cathy Schoen, and Karen Davis, Medicare could offer a voluntary, supplemental benefit that provides basic coverage of these important preventive services at a reasonable cost.

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