Ask Congress to Support Medically Necessary Oral Health Care

Ask Congress to Support Medically Necessary Oral Health Care

We need your help getting Members of Congress to sign on to letters asking CMS to provide Medicare coverage for medically necessary dental care, as authorized by law. Below is a call to action from our partners, Center for Medicare Advocacy…

Right now there is an opportunity to encourage your delegation to sign on to these letters.

Call (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your Senators and Representative.

Not sure what to say?  Use these talking points and call script to help guide your outreach to members.

There is a strong coalition of people and organizations behind this effort, including the Center for Medicare Advocacy, the American Dental Association, Families USA, Oral Health America, AARP, the American Dental Hygienists Association and others. We recognize that Medicare excludes routine dental care from coverage, but this coalition also knows that current law allows coverage of medically necessary oral health services.

You can learn more about this effort by reading the coalition’s community statement.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.