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July 2018

An Oral Health Benefit in Medicare Part B: It's Time to Include Oral Health in Health Care

59 million seniors and people with disabilities rely on Medicare for their health care, but it doesn’t cover part of the body that causes all kinds of health problems—the mouth. Families USA has worked with a diverse group of consumer and industry leaders to produce this white paper, An Oral Health Benefit in Medicare Part B: It’s Time to Include Oral Health in Health Care. This paper offers a blueprint for Medicare oral health coverage that would allow millions of Americans to live healthier lives.

America’s seniors deserve oral health coverage. Oral health is a vital part of overall health, but it is not covered and treated in the same way as other health issues. This paper can be used to draw attention to this important, but often forgotten issue. Learn more about oral health issues at Families USA’s Oral Health for All Initiative and in this infographic.