Seniors will get More Social Security 2022 -Will They Get Heath Security from Care Infrastructure while President Biden’s mission is to create senior health equity . Medicare Covering dental, vision, and hearing is now frozen and is in real danger.
Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2022. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when inflation increases, leading to a higher cost of living.
Almost 50% of Seniors have just Social Security as a Safety net. They live on social
security alone with no fallback.
Only a small percentage of older Americans, 6.8 percent, receive combined income from Social Security, PLUS a defined benefit pension, and defined contribution plan. A plurality of older Americans only receives income from Social Security in retirement.
Biden’s Care Infrastruce Bill Would Help Seniors in Jeopardy Who ONLY have Social Security Benefits
President Biden’s Care Infrastructure Bill would help seniors who only have Social Security by having Medicare cover Dental, Vision, Hearing Free is in jeopardy.
This bill would give a giant boost to seniors with only social security and help mend their financial safety net by making, dental, vision, and hearing free under Medicare.
However, President Biden’s bill is frozen. Senators Sinema and Manchin are holding up the bill by demanding it come down from 3.5 billion to maybe 2 billion or less, which means these new Medicare benefits are on the chopping block.
So, Biden also warned liberal Democrats that a proposed $3.5 trillion price tag would probably need to drop in order to accommodate centrist holdouts, and he tossed out a range of figures around $2 trillion as a possible alternative.
Income Boost to Vulnerable Seniors would be Vast if Care infrastructure Bill Passed
Hearing aid prices are unaffordably high for the elder with only social security as a money blanket. They can range from just shy of $1,000 on up to more than $6,000 for each device, depending on the level of technology.
The average Medicare beneficiary spends an average of $922 on out-of-pocket dental costs, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.As many as 37 million people on Medicare don’t have dental coverage at all. Cleanings, fillings, crowns, dentures and, bridges- needed for aging teeth-aren’t covered by the program. Vision care averages about $475 a year for seniors but no coverage by Medicare. If you are living on $1500-$2000 a month these health care costs do not turn out to be affordable when food and rent come first.
20.2 million Medicare beneficiaries reported difficult times said there was a time in last year When they could not Afford Glasses, Hearing Aides or Dental Care
The Kaiser Family Foundation reported they could not get vision care, and among the 25.9 million beneficiaries who reported difficulty hearing, 7% (1.8 million beneficiaries) said there was a time in the last year they could not get hearing care.
If You Are a Woman or Work In Aging Call Your Congressman
Care Infrastructure may be dead if folks in health care and older constituents do not contact their congressman and tell them to support this bill. They control the votes for the bill and you have to let them know you will only vote for them if they do. Common Cause has this easy way to find and contact your congressman If you believe in Medicare and senior’s right to not have their teeth rot, not hear their grandkids or be unable to read a book- please do it now
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