dental insurance no waiting period dental cleaning would be a preventative service that you’d pay no coinsurance on and then the provider payments will be adjusted by region

subject to instakill their comment just like any other services under Part B so we’re really talking about making this a comprehensive dental

benefit based on medical necessity and payments made to providers looking very much like we see in the Medicare program today

additionally the same low-income protections that individuals who are in the Medicare program currently receive would also apply to the dental

benefit so it helps to pay for out-of-pocket costs so we have the Medicare savings programs that help pay for the Part B premium the Quimby

program that helps pay for cost-sharing so that you would really see that low-income individuals would have zero cost-sharing for example I’m

just like they do for other medical services that they receive under Part B next slide so question we get a lot is but well why can’t we just do this a

Medicare Advantage so Medicare Advantage are these private Medicare plans that you can join you have the option to join and some of them

provide supplemental dental services unfortunately most of those that offer these supplemental dental they’re not comprehensive types of services and there are high cost sharing so a lot of them are pretty skimpy coverage and does not go nearly far enough to provide comprehensive coverage so

services and there are high cost sharing so a lot of them are pretty skimpy coverage and does not go nearly far enough to provide comprehensive coverage so