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.read more
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.”read more
For a second year, dentists top list of health practitioners Americans do not see as often as they would like
OAK BROOK, Illinois – March 20, 2018 – Americans are still not seeing their dentist as much as they would like. For a second year, dentists topped the list of health practitioners Americans want to see more often, according to a survey from Delta Dental. According to the survey, 42 percent of Americans don’t see a dentist as often as they would like, beating out their primary care doctor (29 percent), dermatologist (23 percent) and the ophthalmologist (17 percent).read more
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.read more
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.read more
We’re committed to exchange participation — and to making individual coverage available off-exchange, too
Our group of companies – Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates – are mission-driven companies working to increase access to affordable dental benefits. That’s why we’re committed to participating again this coming year both in and outside the public and state health care exchanges in 15 states plus the District of Columbia.read more
Delta Dental-Sponsored Axios Event Features Healthcare Discussion With Senators Alexander, Cassidy, Kaine
On the heels of Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) reaching a bipartisan agreement on a key healthcare proposal, Delta Dental sponsored an event with Axios to discuss what’s next in healthcare. With nearly 200 attendees, Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senator Alexander joined Mike Allen, co-founder of Axios, to share their vision of what’s to come.read more
Two dental trucks, 81 communities, and care for over 35,000 kids in South Dakota. This video is just one example of how Delta Dental is expanding access to dental care in communities across the country and helping Americans achieve a healthy smile....read more
State Health Care Experts Discuss Successes, Challenges of State Innovation in Health Care at Delta Dental Sponsored Event
Ahead of the Senate’s expected vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, leading voices on state health care systems came together Wednesday morning to discuss how states are pursuing market reforms and innovations. The event explored next steps on health care reform and how state waivers could be affected by the proposed legislation. The event was sponsored by Delta Dental.read more
PDF Version Available Here September 6, 2017 Representative/Senator: As the nation’s largest, most experienced dental benefits provider, Delta Dental urges Congress to support a five-year funding extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Since 1954,...read more