Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Ask your Representative to co-sponsor New Medicare Legislation

This week Rep. Jim McDermott, introduced H.R. 5396, the Medicare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2016, in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Alliance for Retired Americans and the Retired Public Employees Council of WA wholeheartedly supports this bill as a way to close many of the gaps in the current Medicare benefit package.

Once enacted, this bill would provide seniors with dental and oral health care services under Medicare, including routine dental cleanings, fillings and crowns, root canals, and dentures; routine eye examinations and procedures and eyeglasses; and routine hearing exams and hearing aids.

It would allow Medicare to provide coverage for dental, vision, and hearing services and related supplies.

To control costs and facilitate implementation of these major reforms, benefits will be subject to reasonable limitations and will be phased in gradually over several years.

Please click here to tell your Representative that you would very much like to see H.R. 5396 passed and want your Member of Congress to be a co-sponsor.

If you are a constituent in Rep. McDermott’s congressional district, please click here to tell Rep. McDermott that you appreciate his efforts and support his efforts to help seniors.

It’s time to strengthen Medicare and expand benefits.

Thank you.

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