Congress should seize rare opportunity to fine-tune Medicare

Lower eligibility to age 60 and expand standard care to include dental, vision and hearing services.



August 31, 2021 - 10:05 AM

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, right, and Sen. Bernie Sanders hope to expand Medicare so it covers dental, vision and hearing services. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)

The opportunity for Congress to expand Medicare is a real possibility if Democrats hang together during the upcoming budget resolution talks.

Two changes would make a huge difference:

1. Lower the eligibility age to 60; and 

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