The Medicare Hospital Trust is going broke in ten years, Part B premiums continue to rise and we spend half a trillion dollars a year more than our federal revenue and what do lawmakers and many Americans want? MORE‼️
Maybe it’s time we acknowledge that we don’t want insurance at all, we want somebody else to pay all our bills.
U.S. Representative Sander Levin of Michigan recently introduced a bill that proposes including dental, hearing and eye care services in Medicare. The Medicare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2017 [H.R. 3111] would nullify the current exclusion on coverage of important items and services, while expanding the Medicare benefit package to include dental, vision and hearing care. Levin, who remains a ranking member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, told Michigan Radio that “it’s important to improve and expand health insurance in the U.S., not limit it.”
When introducing the bill, Levin noted that the chasm in insurance coverage for senior citizens who need such services can be dangerous. This lack of coverage can lead to health issues resulting from various complications:
• Hearing loss negatively affects nearly 66% of seniors by socially isolating them.