Sanders pushes access to dental care

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is continuing to push for better and more affordable access to dental care for Americans.

The left-leaning independent is chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging. He’s scheduled a hearing on dental care for Thursday.

Sanders says the hearing will focus on the factors contributing to the high cost of dental care, the cost of untreated oral health problems, and models to improve access to dental services.

He says Vermont may be a model for good dental care, with about 25,000 residents of the state able to get it through community health centers.

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