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US House Panel Approves Medicare Hearing, Dental And Vision Coverage; Senate Bill Introduced

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Three bills that would supply vision, dental and hearing coverage benefits – including eyeglasses, dental implants and hearing aids – to Medicare recipients was passed by the US House Ways and Means Committee on 22 October. The same troika of bills was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week, and two Senate committees with health-care jurisdiction are considering similar legislation.

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