Help pass LD 996! Dental care IS health care!

This Monday, April 26, at 1 pm there is a public hearing for LD 996: An Act to Improve Dental Access for Maine Children and Adults with Low Incomes. Currently, Mainers with low-income over the age of 21 do not have access to preventative, diagnostic, and restorative dental services. This leaves them in pain with abscesses, tooth decay, inaccessibility to dentures, and other serious issues that seriously impact their overall health and nutrition. Dental disease is the number one reason for ER visits in Maine among adults age 25-44 who have Medicaid or are uninsured. Join us in contacting the legislators on the Health and Human Services Committee (listed below), and let’s get this important piece of legislation passed. Dental care IS health care!