Opinion: Eyes, ears, teeth: Big changes coming — maybe — to Medicare

By |2021-09-02T08:26:29-04:00September 2nd, 2021|medicaid, Medicare, News|

One of the biggest changes ever proposed to Medicare is working its way through Congress, and if it passes, and is signed into law by President Biden, it would put a smile on the face of tens of millions of beneficiaries—literally. The change would add dental benefits to Medicare for the first time since the

ADA advocates for Medicare dental benefits to focus on low-income seniors amid federal budget discussions

By |2021-08-16T08:45:37-04:00August 16th, 2021|ada, medicaid, Medicare, News, seniors|

As Congress considers expanding Medicare to include dental benefits as part of the fiscal year 2022 federal budget, the American Dental Association is advocating for a distinct program that would provide comprehensive dental care to low-income older adults. Dr. Klemmedson "We hope that an innovative approach that is adequately funded and efficiently administered and utilizes

Much ado about Medicaid

By |2020-08-12T09:14:08-04:00August 1st, 2020|medicaid, News|

Dentists report that Medicaid is a complicated and frustrating system; therefore, only a small percentage of dentists are enrolled providers.1 Very few dentists treat more than a small handful of patients with Medicaid per year. For Medicaid patients, a significant gap exists between their dental care needs and availability of care, but through persistent advocacy,

For adults on Medicaid, getting dental care is an uphill battle

By |2019-05-29T13:12:45-04:00May 29th, 2019|medicaid, seniors|

Last fall, Summer Mills awoke in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. Her upper canine tooth was throbbing, and eventually, she couldn’t take the pain anymore. “Four o’clock in the morning, I had to wake the entire house up so that I could go to the ER,” Mills said. “I had to drag