This year, Congress’ August recess is a particularly critical time for advocacy. Members of Congress are in the midst of crafting legislation aimed to address the wide-spread impacts of the pandemic. When Members return to DC in September, they will quickly get to work on a final “reconciliation” package. It is up to us to ensure that adding dental coverage to Medicare remains a priority in the package, and that it creates bold and meaningful change for enrollees. During the whole month of August, Members of Congress will be home in their states/districts to hear from constituents, and it is time for us to weigh in!
During the August recess, Members of Congress are more likely to host town hall events, participate in constituent facing events, and engage on social media. We have created tools that advocates can use to engage Members to ensure they deliver on their promise to create a more affordable and accessible health care system, which includes Medicare dental.