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Monthly Archives: October 2021

New Poll Shows Considerable Public Support for Proposed Medicare Changes in the Build Back Better Plan

There is significant public, bipartisan support for the Medicare policy changes lawmakers are considering for inclusion in the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill. One recent poll finds 84% of Americans—89% of Democrats and 79% of Republicans—favor adding dental, vision, and hearing coverage to Medicare. Another, out this week from […]

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Means Testing and Income Relating Undermines Medicare

Some policymakers support “means testing” or “income relating” Medicare—making higher-income people pay more or get less—by raising premiums or cutting benefits for people above a certain income level. Some approaches would even lead to people getting no benefit at all from the dollars they already paid into Medicare. Such proposals […]

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