dental care http://wamc.org en Sanders Pushes Access to Dental Care http://wamc.org/post/sanders-pushes-access-dental-care <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is continuing to push for better and more affordable access to dental care for Americans. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 73497 at http://wamc.org Sanders Pushes Access to Dental Care Massachusetts Will Offer Dental Plans Through Health Connector http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-will-offer-dental-plans-through-health-connector <p></p><p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will begin offering stand-alone dental plans for children and adults through the state's Health Connector starting next year.</p><p>State health officials say making dental care more readily available will improve the overall health of Massachusetts residents.</p><p>Dental coverage is one of several changes coming to the state's health care exchange.</p><p>Beginning in 2014, insurers seeking to offer plans through the connector must not only meet state requirements but also federal requirements to receive the connector's seal of approval.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58348 at http://wamc.org Sanders, Cummings Introduce Dental Care Bill http://wamc.org/post/sanders-cummings-introduce-dental-care-bill <p>Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says America is experiencing a crisis in dental care, and has introduced legislation to address the issue.</p><p>Sanders and Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings have introduced Senate and House bills that would expand dental coverage to millions of Americans through Medicare, Medicaid, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.</p><p>The measures would authorize funding to increase access to dental services at community health centers and boost support for mobile clinics and dental clinics in schools.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:41:02 +0000 40675 at http://wamc.org Sanders, Cummings Introduce Dental Care Bill