Medicare Dental Bill Introduced

Capital Hill Photo

CHICAGO, January 7, 2019 – On January 4, Senator Ben Cardin from Maryland introduced S.22, the Medicare Dental Benefit Act of 2019 — a bill that, if enacted, would allow older adults and persons with disabilities to access their oral healthcare as they do their medical care — through Medicare. During the past four years, … Read moreMedicare Dental Bill Introduced

Celebrating Older American’s Month

This May, Oral Health America (OHA) joins the Administration on Aging in its observance of Older American’s Month and its theme ‘Engage at Every Age’, which emphasizes you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that enrich your physical, emotional and social well-being. For OHA, this means being active in maintaining … Read moreCelebrating Older American’s Month

DentaQuest Foundation Grant Supports Effort for Publicly Funded Dental Coverage

Oral Health America (OHA) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $667,000 from the DentaQuest Foundation (DQF).The grant will provide significant support to expand the Wisdom Tooth Project® and increase capacity to continue advocating for publicly funded dental coverage for Medicare beneficiaries.

Announcing OHA’s National Oral Health Report: A State Of Decay

Oral Health America (OHA) has published a national report examining factors impacting the oral health of older adults. A State of Decay, Vol. IV illustrates the need for continued action to ensure America’s rapidly growing population of seniors age healthily and independently.

Lawmakers Extend CHIP; Funding for Community Health Centers Still Needed

Congress renewed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six more years as part of a short-term funding extension bill to support the federal government through February 8, 2018. With funding secured for six more years, states will have the resources to continue covering medical and dental services for children and families. “We are grateful … Read moreLawmakers Extend CHIP; Funding for Community Health Centers Still Needed