TAMPA BAY REPORTER: Blirakis Introduces Bill To Help ‘Low-Vision’ Seniors

Maloney said, “Medicare coverage of low vision devices would be life changing for seniors with vision impairments. It would give them the ability to partake in everyday activities, whether it be reading a book, watching television or safely crossing the street. With the rising costs of healthcare, we must ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have proper access to any and all necessary medical devices that are currently not covered by Medicare.”

Eric Bridges, executive director of the American Council for the Blind, said, ““The American Council of the Blind commends Reps. Maloney and Bilirakis for introducing this legislation that will improve access to low vision devices for all Americans living with vision loss. Making low vision devices more affordable is imperative to increasing the independence and quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired, and ACB and our members urge Congress to support this legislation.”

Original co-sponsors of the bill are U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen, D-TN, Adam Schiff, D-CA, and Ann Wagner, R-MO.

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