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Vision problems in the United
States continue to rise, with a projected doubling of visual conditions in this
country from nearly 8 million affected individuals to greater than 16 million
individuals by 2050. Without implementing strategies to ameliorate their
quality of life through access to rehabilitation and medical intervention,
individuals, their families, their communities, and all of society will be
impacted negatively. This presentation proposes a change in Medicaid policy to
expand insurance benefits of vision coverage of to be available in all states,
and to also include vision loss insurance as a standard benefit.
- Participants will understand the projected numbers of persons with vision loss by 2050.
- Participants will understand the current availability of vision insurance and vision loss insurance.
- Participants will understand the implications of not having access to vision loss insurance.
- Participants will understand the benefits of having access to vision loss insurance.