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Eyes, ears, teeth: big changes in Medicare — maybe —

One of the biggest changes ever proposed to Medicare is to go through Congress. If it passes and the law is signed by President Biden, it literally brings a smile to the faces of tens of millions of beneficiaries. This change adds dental benefits to Medicare for the first time since the launch of a huge federal program in 1965. As many older people know, Medicare generally does not cover the so-called “head problems”: eyes, ears, and mouth.