Why does Medicare NOT provide dental care?

  1. My Minds Eye53 profile image60
    My Minds Eye53posted 4 years ago

    Are teeth not part of the body?  My dads teeth almost killed him and he had good teeth to look at them.  I don't remember what exactly what was wrong with them, but they put such a strain on his heart he was a high risk for a heart attack.  He had to have them all pulled.

    1. Xenonlit profile image60
      Xenonlitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's the biggest ripoff! Oral and dental health is a major part of overall health. Medicare is keeping people's lives at risk because they cannot afford preventive and other dental care. No one is looking for tooth whitening and expensive procedures...just decent dental care.

      BUT, I pay about $18 a month for a plan, that has really come through for me.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What is the name of that $18/month plan?