Federal - S 466
Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act
March 5, 2013
This legislation would create a grant program that supports national dental programs which coordinate medically recommended dental care for low income individuals. The dental services will be provided by volunteer dentists at no cost to patients who have medical conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, kidney disease, or who need heart or joint replacements or transplants.
The legislation is needed because Medicare, which does not cover routine dental services, will not pay for the coordination of medically recommended dental care. Coordination will significantly facilitate the delivery of needed oral health care services to address dental disease that adversely impacts medical conditions.
Original Sponsor 1
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April 28, 2014 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1
Sept. 18, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1
Bennet, M. (D-Colo.)
May 20, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1
May 16, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1
Landrieu, M. (D-La.)
May 14, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1
Collins, S. (R-Maine)
March 5, 2013 — Related measure, HR 963, introduced by DeGette, D-Colo.
March 5, 2013 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Congressional Record p. S1127