Kucinich: My Health Care Proposals Include Dental (VIDEO)

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is still being asked about his lawsuit, settled last week, over an olive pit in a Capitol Hill cafeteria sandwich that destroyed one of his teeth.

In an appearance Monday night on Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show, Kucinich elaborated (again) on the extent of his mouth injuries, also explaining that his public appearances post-injury were done without knowledge of the extent of the damage until an infection set in, and that multiple dental implants were done with varying success.

“This was a very difficult series of dental and medical events that I had to deal with,” said Kucinich. “I didn’t ask for it. It just happened. But I’m glad it’s over. And it really is resolved. And it was resolved amicably, which is the way that I like to resolve disputes.”Kucinich announced on Friday that he’d settled the suit.

Later on in the segment, Kucinich was asked about Monday’s ruling by federal Judge Roger Vinson, overturning health care reform. “If it does get overturned, it opens the way for Medicare for all, which is single payer, which is the quality health care for all,” Kucinich said.

“By the way, the plan that I have been promoting for many years would cover dental care for everyone — in addition to vision care, long term health care, prescription drugs, mental health care.”

Watch the video below: