Medicaid And Dental Coverage

medicaidStudies have proven that more than 2 percent of emergency department visits are related to dental conditions. This is mostly because of a lack of dental insurance for adults. Even though the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has made it possible for more Americans to have health coverage, many states don’t provide dental coverage.

The studies suggest that Medicaid dental coverage could help reduce the need for many low income Americans to visit emergency departments for dental issues.

Read more about the issue of Medicaid and dental coverage and the difficulty finding dental care in America here: Dental Coverage For Patients With Medicaid May Not Prevent Tooth Related ER Visits.