Lack of Medicare dental benefits are creating problems for Florida seniors

Sonia Domínguez, 74, and her husband, Miguel Morejón, 81, can’t recall the last time they’ve seen a dentist in Miami, the city they’ve called home for more than two decades.

“It may have been around three, four years ago,” said Domínguez. “Probably more.”

At issue isn’t a lack of dental problems, but a lack of coverage.

After working their entire lives — mostly at a laundromat — Domínguez and Morejón, from the Dominican Republic and Cuba, respectively, are now retired and rely on Medicare to access health services. But as the pair was surprised to find out, their Medicare coverage does not include dental care.

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