America’s Seniors Need Medicare Oral Health Coverage
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. This fact sheet explains that adding an oral health benefit to Medicare would address a number of health issues, be a wise investment, and receive voter support.