Provide coverage for Dental Implants

Provide coverage for Dental Implants

0 have signed. Let’s get to 5,000!
At 5,000 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!

About 23 million are completely edentulous and about 12 million are edentulous in one arch. 90 percent of those who suffer from edentulism have dentures. Dentures are generally the poorest quality of tooth replacement. I liken them to a false or prosthetic arm….it may look like an arm but does not function like one and is a poor substitute for the real thing. Dentures are not much different. No doubt a denture is usually better than nothing at all, but they are fraught with problems. Millions of Americans can not afford permanent solutions to tooth loss like the G4 Implant Solution. Why is dental not covered under medical insurance? The same may be asked of vision, but at least there if you have a serious eye problem (like glaucoma or cataracts) you go to an ophthalmologist, which is covered by medical. Such isn’t the case with dental. The partition between dental and medical makes little sense given that “oral health is directly related to general health.

The oral cavity is a gateway to your body. A lot of stuff in the mouth can indicate kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, HPV, cancer, etc. Your dentist can be your first line of defense. More than 800,000 annual ER visits arise from preventable dental problems. Dentistry and medicine have been considered inherently distinct practices. The two have never been treated the same way by either the medical system or public insurance programs. But as we learn more about how diseases that start in our mouths can ravage the rest of our bodies, it’s a separation that’s increasingly hard to rationalize. Private Insurance, Public Insurance, and the Medical systems need to realize that a majority of person's wait until it is too late, because they can not afford proper prevention, and then their only option is something they can not live with or the cheapest solution. Dental Implants provide a much more permanent solution, that function far more closely to natural teeth.

I started this petition because...
Over the last decade that I have had the honor to work with Dr. Mike Golpa, I have seen the dramatic impact that oral health has on a person's life. I have had the privilege to meet and befriend thousands of patients from all walks of life, and I have found that no matter someone's background, a person's smile, or lack thereof, can have devastating effects on self-esteem as well as overall health. I have witnessed these effects on family members and friends throughout my life as well.
“Over the last decade we have received thousands of powerful letters from you, detailing your struggles, the pain, embarrassment, and the judgement that you endure on a daily basis, due to issues with your teeth that are often beyond your control, or due to a lack of resources to address them.
But we think we can change that! If you sign our petition, we think we can change the view of insurance companies and the government that consider this just a “Cosmetic” procedure, and don't truly know that this can be as necessary as, if not more than many covered medical procedures.

Carlos Morgan - Director - https://g4bygolpa.com

0 have signed. Let’s get to 5,000!
At 5,000 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!