Elder Health Stories
Most of the 4 million Floridians on Medicare can not receive the dental services that they need. Antonia is told, "Your insurance does not cover dental care."
When the Medicare Program was created in 1965, the major connection between oral health and overall wellness was not well understood, and the Program excluded coverage of medically necessary dental care. While the connection between oral health and overall health is now proven, Medicare still doesn't provide coverage of medically necessary dental care.
Like many seniors, José relies on Medicare, which does not cover his medically necessary dental services. Without these services, José is concerned that his overall health is at risk.
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Read about elder health issues
Repeal of retroactive Medicaid
The need for an oral health benefit in Medicare
Lack of home and community based services