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Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Some Needed Services?

Legislation before Congress would expand benefits, but the cost may be out of reach
August 23rd, 2021

“Medicare is the kind of program where you’d expect the benefits would be expanded over and over again. It’s popular, and benefits expansions poll well,” said Jonathan Oberlander, a professor of health policy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and author of the book “The Political Life of Medicare.” “It’s one of the great puzzles of Medicare politics: why benefit expansions have been so rare.”  Why then? 

Read More: Kaiser Health News


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