Access to medically necessary healthcare is critical for successful patient outcomes.
Unfortunately, access to care and treatment is often limited due to out-of-pocket costs, including high premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and co-pays for services covered by health insurance. These high out-of-pocket costs also occur when patients require treatments that are not covered by their health plans.
This issue brief discusses how the lack of coverage for three specific services: vision, hearing, and dental care, presents challenges for Medicare beneficiaries.
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