Those who are poor and also U have to make sure about dental insurance no waiting period between different ethnic groups all this is important in terms of a medicare conversation because Medicare for all has has arisen as an issue around .

the country particularly around the upcoming presidential elections and as people focus on Medicare as a program that provides health care coverage for seniors and.

The popularity of that program people are have need to be aware that there are gaps within that coverage and one of the major gaps that we’re seeing out .

there is oral health which is not covered under the Medicare it’s also a problem for those poor populations that are under Medicaid and because there is a wide variety of differences in the way States provide their adult dental coverage under Medicaid the types of services that people are able to

access is very different and this is obviously for bone Irbil and critical populations so to take us through some of this and Families USA zone campaign around oral health parole I’m going to turn it over now to Melissa

burrows wellness act thanks Patrick so patrick said oral health is one of the

critical issues that we are working on here at families USA because oral health is such a major gap in health insurance programs and also because those gaps have resulted in enormous health needs for vulnerable

Populations and so families USA has a multi multifaceted ongoing campaign to expand oral health coverage for all through adding oral health coverage to Medicare improving Medicaid coverage for adults and in general raising

The profile of oral health as an important health care issue and an important social justice issue so you know adds a little bit of background for

Those of you that are new to oral health and why it might matter to you as a healthcare advocate oral health really is all connected to overall health to

Health equity and to social justice you know oral health is connected to our ability to work our ability to eat our ability to play our ability to go to school there’s plenty .