Nearly 20 percent of Americans on Medicare report that they spent more than $1,000 out-of-pocket on dental services.(Photo: Shutterstock)

A new study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) outlines some serious issues raised by the lack of routine dental care coverage under the federal Medicare system.

At a time when Medicare for All has become a national issue, with many politicians promoting it as a way to provide a universal system of health care in America, the KFF study is a reminder that even relatively robust coverage systems can have serious gaps.

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