Medicaid

Md. seniors should have access to dental care

Md. seniors should have access to dental care

Thank you for your article, “Making dental care more affordable for the elderly” (July 10). In Maryland, older adults face serious financial obstacles to obtaining dental care. Maryland is just one of 16 states without dental coverage for adults in our Medicaid program. As a result, our most vulnerable senior citizens often struggle to obtain needed dental services, putting them at risk of untreated pain and serious health issues. Older adults in 34 other states fare much better as they can get dental coverage if they qualify for Medicaid.

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