AAPHD Policy Fact of the Week

For this week, we would like to feature the following:

How oral health coverage in Medicare could improve the lives of millions of seniors and people with disabilities.

  • While some states cover extensive oral health benefits with Medicaid, there is still zero oral health coverage for those under Medicare.
  • Families USA, a federal level non-profit organization created state specific factsheets for our Medicare population.
  • Adding oral health coverage to Medicare could help close to 60 million seniors and people with disabilities.

For more information, please check out Families USA’s website (https://familiesusa.org/product/medicare-oral-health-coverage-your-state-would-improve-health-reduce-health-care-costs)

For Massachusetts, we have attached a PDF of the factsheet.