Nearly 60 million seniors and disabled persons rely on the Medicare program – and only about one-third of them have any coverage for oral health care. The Medicare statute currently excludes coverage for almost all oral health care. As a result, people with Medicare coverage suffer the physical and financial consequences of untreated dental problems.
Six million Californians rely on the Medicare program. Nationally, about two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries do not have any coverage for oral health care. Medicare currently covers almost no oral health care. This fact sheet describes how seniors are affected by this lack coverage.
This series lays out arguments against cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce government spending.
This series explains the new preventive care and wellness benefits in Medicare and explores how advocates can help Medicare beneficiaries take advantage of the new benefits.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act improves health coverage and care for African Americans, including more consumer protections and new, affordable coverage options.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act improves health coverage and care for Latinos, including more consumer protections and new, affordable coverage options.
Explores why low-income people with Medicare struggle to pay for their health care and offers three ways to enable more Medicare beneficiaries to afford the care they need.
Lays out the ways the Affordable Care Act will help seniors and people with disabilities who have Medicare by improving health care quality and making Medicare more financially secure.
This series of fact sheets explains why cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce spending will hurt American families and the economy.