US House Panel Advances Bill Allowing Medicare Coverage Of Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids, Dental Services
Bills permitting Medicare coverage of eyeglasses, hearing aids, dental implants and the exams needed for prescriptions for these medical products were approved by the US House Energy and Commerce Committee on 17 October, and passed onto the full House for its consideration.
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