Column: Adding dental coverage to Medicare makes sense

Alonzo Osche

The $4-trillion U.S. healthcare system is so vast and so complex, any discussion of changing things can (and will) get quickly bogged down in hard-to-address policy details.

So let’s focus on just one aspect of healthcare reform: reimbursing medical providers for the treatment they deliver.

Put more succinctly: How much is enough?

“The question is simple,” acknowledged William H. Dow, a professor of health policy and management at UC Berkeley. “But of course, there is no simple answer.”

I bring this up because Democratic lawmakers are once again trying to add dental coverage to Medicare, and U.S. dentists are

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