(I anticipate being ignored)
You need look no further than "Medicaid". I have seen dental coverage for Medicaid as a provider. I'm a healthcare provider. I was a doctor, which means "teacher", until I was devalued. The focus up to now has been on Medicare, a totally different beast.
Our aging population, which has paid into Medicare, is about to have that pulled out from under them. There is no dental care provided for there.
However, take a look at Medicaid.
Look at the limitations and exclusions for healthcare which we have been providing to the poor and the illegal aliens. This is what the government has in mind for the rest of us.
Forget about cutting edge technologies. It's a minimum cost they're after.
After all, how many teeth do the government experts say you need before you qualify for a denture? Nevermind such luxuries as root canals, crowns, fixed bridges, or God forbid, implants, gum surgery.....Take a close look.
Cut costs- extract, get a blender.
I'll buy the olive