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Should Medicare cover Dental?

By Scarlet . Created on 01 May, 2019
Current Affairs 378 votes | 29 Comments
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Normajean said a week ago
Absolutely
Nicole said a week ago
Yes
Dorothy said a week ago
Yes I think they should and then maybe dentists would be more accountable for the prices they charge
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Debbie said a week ago
There are lost of medical conditions that can be attributed to oral health...so Yes I think it should be covered :)
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braunhi said a week ago
Thanks Debbie for your message. I do agree that there are a lot of medical conditions from dental hygiene that contribute to bad health. Take care and enjoy you Thursday. B.
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Susanjvv1 said a week ago
many medical conditions can be traced back to bad eating habits or the inability to proper chew properly. Covering dental will lower those risk lowering the overall medicare bill in the long run
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Hans Proebsting said 3 weeks ago
Most people don't visit the dentist when they need to because of the cost - not fear of the procedure. It should not have been left out of medicare in the first place.
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Jules said 3 weeks ago
Yes as having dental issues also contribute to many other health issues that the doctors don't tell you or look into as a possible cause. just look at the problems in England with their teeth and health. It is clear and you just have to look at leading European countries that have good dental coverage and a lot less health issues!!!!
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braunhi said 3 weeks ago
Thanks Julie for your message. You have a busy little beaver today. I agree with the dental if it is going to damage your health. I also know that they are not really doing all that is required on the health care side. I guess if dentists agreed to this and did not charge above the quoted fee for rebate it would be great however both doctors and dentists are greedy and they do they charge really what they like. ...
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Jules said 3 weeks ago
I have been told that its the products that are used like fillings and medication and cleaning that makes the cots go up really high. So maybe the suppliers need to be cracked down on too.
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Fiona said 3 weeks ago
Yes, especially basic dental work like appointments, cleaning, extraction and fillings. It would be a bonus to cover anything else like braces, plates, dentures etc. But I think that our oral health would benefit as it is one of the things we neglect in our lives.