Medicare for All should guarantee coverage for oral health

By: Meg Booth

"With multiple "Medicare for All" proposals now circulating in Congress, opportunities arise to fix past mistakes that have segregated care for our mouths and teeth from the rest of our bodies. Polling shows that today’s universal coverage efforts are driven largely by public outcry that people can’t afford the health care they need to be happy, healthy, and successful. As this robust discussion continues, it’s time to include comprehensive dental care as a standard part of health coverage. No plan can fully address consumers’ concerns without it..."

Read the rest of Meg Booth's column that appeared as a First Opinion piece in STAT News on April 10, 2019 (link:

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