This week, Matt discusses the importance of including an oral health benefit in Medicare and what ADHA is doing to help make it happen. Joining the conversation, Matt’s esteemed guests include Vice President for Grant Making at Care Quest institute, Dr. Michael Monopoli, DMD, MPH, MS, FACD; Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships at Families USA, Melissa Burroughs and Senior Attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Wey-Wey Kwok. Don’t miss this pivotal panel discussion about this monumental opportunity and what you can do to help.
“Medicare is our country’s revered Federal health insurance program.”
“All together about 63 Million Americans are enrolled in Medicare.”
“Dental care generally falls outside of the defined set of benefits that Medicare covers.”
“Congress has an opportunity to significantly lower healthcare costs and narrow disparities in healthcare.”
“I do continue to hear dental mentioned when legislators talk about the bill.”
“The mouth is a part of the body and you really can’t have comprehensive benefits if you don’t include oral health.”
“People in America are very supportive of adding oral care to Medicare.”
“Roughly 9 in 10 voters supported adding oral care to medicare, approximately 90% of Democrats and 80% of Republicans.”
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