Medicare Benefit Proposal
Advocacy: Add your voice and take action
Write your Congressional Representative and tell them that you oppose the current legislative proposal being considered by the House committees and urge them to consider alternative approaches that would not only reflect dentistry’s unique delivery of care, but would actually provide oral health care to seniors who need it most.
In support of our lobbying efforts on the Medicare dental benefit legislation, the CSDA has signed on to a letter that was distributed to Congressional leaders. Click here to read the letter. (password protected)
Why You Should Care?
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ADA Medicare Webinars
The ADA First District held two webinars about Medicare during the week of September 13. Members can access the webinars.
Access Medicare Webinars
Presentation by ADA First District Trustee, Dr. Rich Rosato. You can download the PDF of the presentation, which is password protected and only available to members.
Download Medicare Basics Presentation
FAQ about ADA's Medicare Response
The ADA has created a FAQ in order to explain the ADA's response to a legislative proposal currently being considered by Congress that would expand the nation's Medicare program to include dental benefits, according to ADA News. On August 23, the House advanced a budget resolution, previously passed by the Senate, which included a provision to expand Medicare.
In the FAQ, the ADA addresses many questions dentists may have on the proposed Medicare dental benefit, including why the Association feels the need to weigh in.
Talking Points on Medicare
These talking points were crafted by the ADA so Members are aware of the messaging related the the Medicare Benefits Plan.
Talking Points Document
ADA Communications to CMS and Congress
The ADA sent a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 saying the dental profession is committed to addressing the oral health needs of all Americans -- including older Americans.
Letter to CMS
The ADA sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to help lawmakers understand the ADA's position on this issue.
Letter to Congress