At 82 years old, almost all of Eustiqueano’s teeth are in need of treatment, making it difficult for him to chew. His Medicare HMO only covers one cleaning a year with a co-pay.
Eustiquieano worked hard his entire life in a factory to provide for his three children. He paid taxes and contributed to society. But now, Eustiquieano’s health is in danger. He earns too little to afford $2,500 of dental work.
Like most seniors, he relies on Medicare, but his Medicare HMO only covers one cleaning a year with a co-pay. If Medicare covered medically necessary dental care, his physical health would also be improved, and his wife could stop worrying about him at every meal.
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