Tag Archives: Dental Care

Sanders Introduces Dental Care Bill (VPR News)

June 8, 2012

By Melody Bodette Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation that he says is designed to deal with a growing dental care crisis in this country. Sanders, who is the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health, says as many as 130 million Americans lack any type of dental insurance. His legislation would provide dental […]

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Sanders, Cummings introduce dental care bill (NECN)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says America is experiencing a crisis in dental care, and has introduced legislation to address the issue. Sanders and Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings on Thursday introduced Senate and House bills that would expand dental coverage to millions of Americans through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Department of […]

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Sen. Sanders: Fund Dental Care With Trading Tax (ABC News)

June 7, 2012

By Meghan Kiesel Everyone agrees that more American kids need dental care. But nobody seems to agree on how to pay for it. A new proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would create a new tax on Wall Street and use the proceeds to extend comprehensive dental coverage to all Medicare, Medicaid and VA beneficiaries. […]

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Vt. senator addresses U.S. dental challenges (DrBicuspid.com)

June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012 — Vermont is making progress in its efforts to improve access to affordable dental care, but more must be done across the U.S. to address its oral health crisis, according to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). In a June 1 press conference at the site of a soon-to-open dental clinic in Springfield, […]

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Nothing to Smile About (National Journal)

May 7, 2012

By Margot Sanger-Katz HAZARD, Ky.—MacKenzie Doolittle, 9, isn’t afraid of the dentist. As she climbs into Dr. Nikki Stone’s exam chair, she chats amiably and explains that she knows all about plaque, cavities, and the importance of brushing her teeth. She started brushing every morning and afternoon after hearing in school that, if she didn’t, […]

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Down in the mouth (Brattleboro Reformer)

April 11, 2012

By Richard Davis Teeth and gums may be the most neglected parts of our bodies. If you don’t have hundreds and/or thousands of dollars to spend on routine maintenance and repairs, you are out of luck. Dental insurance may be a partial help to some, but it is a stand-alone product that leaves a lot […]

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Is dental coverage being brushed aside? (WCAX)

March 10, 2012

By Kyle Midura According to the government… Fifty million Americans lack health insurance. It’s a staggering figure, but one that’s dwarfed by the number of those without dental coverage: 130 million. Sen. Bernie Sanders comments, “This is an issue that is of huge consequence but doesn’t get really the kind of attention that it deserves.” In […]

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Sen. Sanders: dental ‘crisis’ affecting millions (WPTZ)

March 9, 2012

By Jack Thurston SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Heather Getty of East Fairfield, Vt. can barely make it through her work day free of pain. “I have a regular toothache probably a few times a week, every week,” she said. “And I just take ibuprofen.” For more than a decade, the family center case worker and […]

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