DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (medicare)

2019
December
05,
2019
| 02:41 PM America/New_York
For those paying attention to health care legislation, 2019 included continued debate over Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion. Efforts to implement restrictive eligibility policies, such as minimum work requirements, continue. News coverage...
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September
23,
2019
| 03:45 PM America/New_York
Half of patients are concerned about their oral health, making it the top health concern over heart, eye, digestive, mental, and skin health. 3 in 4 Americans face barriers to dental care – chiefly cost and lack of insurance – yet dentists, physic...
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September
04,
2019
| 05:24 PM America/New_York
A new poll has found broad national support for adding dental coverage to Medicare, along with indications a candidate’s stance on the issue could sway votes nationally and in the upcoming Iowa presidential caucus. The Families USA/YouGov Poll fou...
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June
25,
2019
| 03:32 PM America/New_York
For too long, the United States has viewed the way we receive and pay for oral care as being completely separate from the way we prevent and treat our overall health needs. Like behavioral health before it, oral health has been neglected and silo...
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May
16,
2019
| 03:07 PM America/New_York
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and the Senate Special Committee on Aging recently introduced the Medicare and Medicaid Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2019, S.1423. This represents another milestone in recent efforts to underscore the need for i...
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2017
April
05,
2017
| 03:09 PM America/New_York
More than 46 million seniors lack dental coverage, according to a 2015 report on enrollment from the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA). And that number is only expected to rise with our burgeoning p...
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2012
January
10,
2012
| 08:10 PM America/New_York
Guest Post by Dr. Michael Monopoli, DentaQuest Foundation Director of Policy and Programs The baby boom generation has consistently enjoyed better health and better oral health than any previous generation. Thanks to community water fluoridation, flu...
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2011
April
01,
2011
| 04:11 PM America/New_York
This year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other experts estimate that more than 300,000 children under the age of six, many from lower-income households, will suffer from Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and require hospitalization. The...
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February
25,
2011
| 04:08 PM America/New_York
This week, I have the pleasure of recognizing my colleague Dr. Rob Compton, who was recently appointed to the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) Advisory Committee on Research and Development of Performance Measures.Dr....
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