DentaQuest Applauds Reintroduction of Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Affordable Dental Coverage
Statement from DentaQuest President Steve Pollock on Sen. Hassan’s Bill to Uncouple Medical and Dental Insurance Purchases via the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace
BOSTON , Sept. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Steve Pollock , president of DentaQuest, part of Sun Life U.S., released the following statement reacting to the introduction of the Increasing Access to Dental Insurance Act:
“Oral health is key to our overall health and wellness, and people with coverage seek preventive oral care more than those without. Because preventive care reduces the likelihood of needing extensive restorative or emergency care, an additional access point to get coverage will protect both the individual and the system from unnecessary costs and procedures. Unfortunately, people can only buy dental insurance through the federal exchange when they also buy medical coverage. This means, for example, that seniors enrolled in traditional Medicare cannot purchase a dental plan through the federal health insurance marketplace. Enabling people to purchase a standalone dental plan without requiring the purchase of a medical plan will increase access to dental care for many Americans who already have medical coverage through other means.