Many seniors lack access to dental care because it isn’t covered by Medicare.
However, there are options through Medicare Part C.
What is Medicare Advantage?
At 65, most Americans qualify to get healthcare through Medicare. The basic coverage does not include dental, hearing, or vision. In order to get the additional coverage, you’ll have to buy Part C or Medicare Advantage Plan. Read more about it here.
About 26 million people had access to Medicare Advantage plans in 2021. The year prior, only 24 million had access.
Only about a third of Medicare members have an Advantage Plan. For many people, it is because of the cost.