More than half of older Americans say they have not been to the dentist in the past year, and they cite cost as the top reason. But can putting off dental … Read More →
Did you know that national Medicaid does not cover dental care? Dental coverage is funded through state budgets and varies significantly from state-to-state.
Currently, more than 55 million older adults access healthcare services through Medicare; however, they are limited when it comes to accessing oral health. Original Medicare does not cover routine preventive … Read More →
While many of us look to help our aging parents, one aspect of care that is often overlooked is dental care. Medicare does not cover non-emergency dental care, and other … Read More →
In 2017, OHA will continue to build the network and infrastructure necessary to move toward the eventual inclusion of an oral health benefit in Medicare.
Did you know that Medicare does not include a dental benefit? If you plan to retire soon, add this item to your to-do list: a visit to the dentist before … Read More →
Every day in the U.S. 10,000 adults reach age 65 and this “silver tsunami” is only expected to accelerate. Added together, by 2030 there will be 72.1 million older adults … Read More →
A recent study surveyed 400 older adults throughout Illinois to assess the need for oral healthcare. From the study, more than 80% of the older adults did not have dental … Read More →
A survey conducted by WellPoint, Inc., a health benefit company, shows that 93 percent of older Americans believe good oral health is important to overall health. However, only 4 out … Read More →
The insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not intended for Medicare beneficiaries to purchase health insurance. However, because Medicare does not include a dental benefit, Medicare … Read More →