Democrats who favor Medicare expansion have largely stayed quiet, given the sensitivity of the issue. But they see a political boon in the expansion approved by House committees last week. Seniors would see immediate coverage of vision care. In 2023, hearing would be added. Dental coverage, which would have to be created from scratch, would not begin until 2028.New York Times 9-20-21
A “political boon,” don’t you love it?
In the meantime prescription drugs under Medicare Part D can cost some seniors thousands of dollars a year and the Medicare HI and Social Security trusts are being depleted.
I guess the political boon is more important than dull old adequate funding of past promises.