You bet! Consider this:
Indiana state legislators play a role in implementing any national health care reform that is passed in Washington, D.C. It is important we educate legislators on the issues important to dentistry. For example:
- The unfair practice of allowing Indiana insurers to require dentists to give discounts for services not covered under an insured dental plan
- The need for State financial support of the Dental Lifeline Network which provides over a million dollars of charitable dental care to elderly and medically frail Hoosiers each year
- The fact that dental school debt can often run more than $250,000 upon graduation, which puts many new dentists in a financial position where treating Medicaid patients is not feasible
Dentistry is at a critical juncture. State and federal politicians could very well decide what kind of practice you’ll be running and what type of care your patients will be receiving in the future. Make sure your voice is heard. Dentists know what’s best for dentistry!