New York Times Retirement columnist Mark Miller addresses the issue we have been raising for a long time. For retired people like me – I’m entering my tenth year of retirement and about to turn 73, the failure of Medicare to provide dental, vision and hearing coverage is a scandal.
First let me say that all these issues would be solved with a national health care system that treats health care as a life-time right of living in this country.
Like the rest of the industrialized world.
Those like Bernie Sanders argues for an expansion of Medicare to cover these health care essentials.
“These areas of health are really fundamental parts of our everyday living,” said Amber Willink, lead author of the study and an associate professor at the University of Sydney in Australia. “Good oral health, hearing and vision are things that we often just take for granted, but they are so fundamental to our daily needs, especially when it comes to improving and maintaining our health as we get older.”
Read the entire Mark Miller column linked above.