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"Adding Dental Coverage to Medicare Makes a lot of Sense"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Thomas Rice, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health distinguished professor of health policy and management, for a column on the cost savings to the U.S. of adding dental coverage to Medicare

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The $4-trillion U.S. healthcare system is so vast and so complex, any discussion of changing things can (and will) get quickly bogged down in hard-to-address policy details.

So let’s focus on just one aspect of healthcare reform: reimbursing medical providers for the treatment they deliver.

Put more succinctly: How much is enough?