Many seniors need hearing aids. Why doesn’t Medicare cover them?

(By Elsa Pearson and Austin Frakt for STAT)

When Medicare was signed into law in 1965, it did not include any coverage for hearing aids. They were considered “routinely needed and low in cost” and most Americans didn’t live long enough to actually need them. Even though the costs are now high and the need great, Medicare still doesn’t cover hearing aids.  Continue reading article here…

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