Dental Care Crisis

Dental Care Crisis

A Senate panel heard today that millions of Americans do not have access to dentists because of skyrocketing costs and inadequate insurance coverage. “We can and must address the dental crisis in America now,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said at the outset of the hearing by the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, which he chairs. A new report prepared by the Government Accountability Office said Americans spent about $108 billion on dentists in 2011.

Listen to a CBS News report on the hearing

Read the GAO report