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ADA Shares Dental Wish List with Lawmakers

January 17, 2017

Stating that “every individual should have access to oral health services,” the American Dental Association (ADA) presented Congress last week with a list of health care reform priorities that it would like lawmakers to consider as they move forward on Republican promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

In a letter to congressional leaders, ADA President Gary Roberts, D.D.S., and Executive Director Kathleen O’Loughlin, D.M.D., wrote that the ADA “believes that any effort to replace the existing law should not result in Americans losing dental coverage gained under the ACA, should emphasize value while supporting the doctor-patient relationship, ensure a competitive insurance marketplace, and safeguard the most vulnerable among us who rely on Medicaid for their health coverage.”