Health Advocate: Oral Health Update

Executive Summary

In this month’s Health Advocate, Senior Attorney Michelle Lilienfeld examines the status of oral health of our most vulnerable populations. Beyond coverage issues, Lilienfeld explores some of the other barriers preventing children and adults living on limited incomes from accessing quality oral health care services. For instance, many dental providers, citing low reimbursement rates, will refuse treating Medicaid beneficiaries. Recommendations for improving Medicaid oral health care services, include finding ways to “incorporate oral health into primary care (e.g. fluoride varnish application),” Lilienfeld, in part, concludes.

Related Content

Medicaid's 56th Anniversary
Medicaid 56th anniversary imageNHeLP has defended Medicaid for over 50 years. This week, we are celebrating the 56th anniversary of Medicaid and recommitting to our efforts to protect and advance health rights for all. Join us in celebration with a donation today! Happy Birthday Medicaid!

DONATE NOW