Hill May 24, 2024
Lauren Irwin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is warning of a growing U.S. “crisis in dental care,” saying his recently introduced legislation to tackle the problem would expand dental benefits while ultimately saving the government money.

“Any objective look at the reality facing the American people recognizes there is a crisis in dental care in America,” Sanders told The Guardian in an interview published Friday. “Imagine that in the richest country in the world.”

Sanders, the chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), introduced a bill last week that would expand Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Affairs to provide dental care to more Americans. It would also increase the number of dentists and other staff in rural and under-served...

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