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 →
Oral Health America (OHA) has published a national report examining factors impacting the oral health of older adults.
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.
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 →
Oral Health America (OHA) has published a new report examining factors impacting the oral health of older Americans. A State of Decay, Vol. III is a state-by-state report of the oral health of its 65+ population and the success or failure of states to address those needs.
The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held every decade since the 1960s to address issues currently faced by older adults. As we approach the WHCOA date in … Read More →
Connecticut Governor Malloy will release his proposed State Budget on February 18th. As of now, dental Medicaid coverage for adults and children have not been cut. However, the final budget … 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 →
In May 2012, an attempt to reduce budget deficits in Illinois led the state’s legislature to approve a $1.6 billion cut to the state’s Medicaid program, including drastic cuts to adult … Read More →
A recent report by Pew Center on the States explored the true financial burdens that many states face by overlooking the importance of preventive oral health care access for Americans of all ages. … Read More →