Last week, HCFA delivered thousands of messages to the Senate urging support for a budget amendment to preserve MassHealth adult dental care. The slides above show a crew from the Affordable Care Today!! coalition and the Oral Health Advocacy Task Force dropping off post cards at Senate offices.
Senator Chandler’s amendment (#662) to stop the cuts had nine cosponsors as of Friday: Senators Chang-Diaz, Hart, Jehlen, Eldridge, Fargo, O’Leary, Spilka, Flanagan and Morrissey. We expect more Senators to sign on by Wednesday, the start of the Senate budget debate.
YOU CAN HELP
If your Senator already is a cosponsor of the amendment, please call and thank him or her and urge the Senator to make preserving dental benefits a top priority. If your Senator is not yet a supporter, please call and ask for support. Our oral health alert page has fact sheets and more instructions. Please call now!