• Elder Health

    Despite Florida’s tremendous number of frail and disabled seniors, many face barriers in accessing necessary health care services.

     

    Our elected officials and the public need to see the faces and hear the voices of Florida’s seniors and families who are hurt by these barriers.

  • Elder Health Stories

     

     

    Antonia

    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."

    Eustiquieano

    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.

    José

    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.

  • We want to hear from you, or from your family, friends or providers who are trying to help.

     

    Please contact us if you are dealing with:

    • Medical debt because Florida repealed retroactive Medicaid eligibility
    • Lack of home and community based services needed in order to stay at home and out of an institution 
    • Unmet oral health care needs

    Sharing your story—in your words and your voice—is part of the solution for each of these issues. Together we’ll make the case that its time to add a dental benefit in Medicare, increase access to needed home health care and restore retroactive Medicaid coverage.

  • 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