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Dental Costs Can Take a Large Bite Out of Seniors' Pocketbooks

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More than half of Medicare beneficiaries went without a dental visit in the past 12 months, and only 12 percent had any kind of dental insurance, according to a new Health Affairs study by Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers. Authors Amber Willink, Cathy Schoen, and Karen Davis propose policy options for adding dental coverage to Medicare’s benefit package.

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