Bill Would Strengthen Oral Health Coverage for U.S. Foster Youth
Foster youth would benefit from stronger access to dental health coverage under a bipartisan bill recently introduced in Congress. Foster youth already are entitled to dental coverage through Medicaid, but according to bill author Rep.
Missouri Nonprofit Gives Youth in Need a Reason to Smile
They call it “the neglected epidemic.” An estimated 49 million Americans, especially in rural areas and the West, live in areas facing a shortage of dentists. Worse, many insurance plans don’t include dental benefits, and those that do often only cover the most severe issues.
Focus on the Figures: Dental Care
Every other week, The Imprint will feature one key indicator from Kidsdata, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. In this installment, we look at the regular attention paid to dental care by children between age two and 17 in California.
Lack Of Dental Care Making College Difficult for Former Foster Youths
The dentist warned Kassaundra Peterson that having all four of her wisdom teeth pulled without general anesthesia would hurt. But getting the procedure done without extra anesthesia would only cost $1,100, instead of almost $2,000.