Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare 

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday threw his support behind a push, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare.

“There is a gaping hole in Medicare that leaves out dental, vision, and hearing coverage. This is a serious problem,” Schumer wrote on Twitter.

“I’m working with @SenSanders to push to include dental, vision, and hearing Medicare coverage in the American Jobs and Families Plans,” he added.

State of play: Expanding Medicare benefits is one of a range of health proposals that could make it into a massive reconciliation package, along with extending enhanced ObamaCare subsidies, and providing Medicaid expansion in states that have so far rejected the expansion.