The not-for-profit Delta Dental Plans Association reports that its member companies supported 1,425 programs throughout the United States and donated more than $61 million in direct and in-kind community outreach in 2017, helping more than 10.2 million people nationwide.
To have a bad tooth quit hurting reminded me how fortunate I am. Being pain-free is not an equal opportunity state of being. Dental care is out of reach for too many Americans, unless we break with our current politics and culture.
Major tech companies committed Monday to removing technological barriers that have hindered patient and provider access to health-care data online.
At a Trump administration event focused on developing more health-care apps, companies including Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc. unit Google and Microsoft Corp. said they would “share the common quest to unlock the potential in health care data, to deliver better outcomes at lower costs.”
Many people view Medicare as the gold standard of United States health coverage, and any attempt to cut it incurs the wrath of older Americans, a politically powerful group.
But there are substantial coverage gaps in traditional Medicare. One of them is care for your teeth.
If you want to stay healthy, don’t forget your teeth.
When people think about health issues, they often don’t think about their teeth. Dental health is rarely considered a priority, especially among those in rural areas where dental health care providers are not always easily accessible.