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Largest Dental Group Rallies Members Against Medicare Expansion

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The American Dental Association (ADA) announced that it would oppose the vast expansion of Medicare proposed in Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget package.
The American Dental Association announced that it would oppose the vast expansion of Medicare proposed in Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget package.

The American Dental Association (ADA) — the largest U.S. dental association, representing 162,000 members nationwide — said that Congress should focus on providing expanded benefits to the poorest, not all Medicare beneficiaries, according to The Wall Street Journal. Many Medicare recipients already have and can afford private dental coverage, according to the group.

"There aren't endless amounts of federal dollars, so the question is how do you maximize dollars to do the most good?" ADA Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs Michael Graham told the WSJ. "If you don't focus on low-income seniors, you are just wasting your money."

The ADA has said before that a Medicare expansion should include seniors who are…
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