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Letters: Medicare

October 11, 2021

As a retired dentist who practiced over 50 years, I would like to add this thought: Not all seniors are in the same financial situation. Many seniors are in the bottom of financial wealth, but many are at the top of financial wealth. Medicare dental coverage should only apply to those who need financial help. I will leave it to the politicians to determine what percentage of the poverty level, but it should not include those who can afford to pay for their own dental care.
I agree with the comments regarding lack of participation due to administrative burdens. I never participated with Medicaid for that reason. I gave considerable free and reduced fee dental care during my career, but never through Medicaid or Medicare. 

Donald A. Stoner, D.M.D.
Oakmont, Pennsylvania