Children and Oral Health: Assessing Needs, Coverage and Access
This policy brief highlights the prevalence of dental problems among children and examines gaps in oral health coverage and access to dental care, as well as disparities by income and race/ethnicity. It also looks at out-of-pocket costs for dental care, explains the role of Medicaid and CHIP in dental care, coverage and access for children and describes the expansion of oral health coverage for children under the Affordable Care Act.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
also of interest
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- A Historical Review of How States Have Responded to the Availability of Federal Funds for Health Coverage
- Understanding The Medicaid And CHIP Maintenance of Eligibility Requirements