If adopted, S. 22 would provide for coverage of dental services under the Medicare program. Under current law, the Medicare program is prohibited from covering most routine dental services like root canals, extractions, fillings, or even cleanings.
Senator Ben Cardin (MD) introduced S. 22 on January 3, 2019. It has since been referred to the Committee on Finance.
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