Sen. Bernie Sanders, who chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, is addressing the dental care crisis in the United States. He is holding two events to focus on the difficulty in accessing and paying for care. More than 47 million Americans live in places where it is difficult to access dental care. More than 130 million Americans do not have dental insurance. And about 17 million low-income children do not see a dentist each year.
Bernie will chair a Senate hearing on dental care in Washington next week. In early March, Bernie will hold a town meeting in Montpelier to give Vermonters an opportunity to articulate their thoughts and concerns about trying to obtain affordable dental care. Both meetings will also address efforts to improve dental care access nationally and in Vermont.
Recently, Bernie asked people from Vermont and across the country to tell him about their experiences with dental care. He has heard from more than 1,200 people about their inability to find affordable, accessible dental care.
Come to the upcoming town meeting in Montpelier on March 10 and share your thoughts on dental care with Bernie.
DENTAL TOWN MEETING
Saturday, March 10
Refreshments: 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Begins: 11 a.m.
Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, VT