Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 15 March 2013 16:39
Officials recently called dental benefits an optional treatment for Colorado’s new state insurance exchange. But Colorado health advocates are pushing to make sure the dental care is mandatory.
These dental-care policies will be available in October but there is no federal mandate to buy oral health coverage as of now.
It’s essential for the health of the children in the state to have the same chance to receive dental care as they have to receive medical care.
As of now, however, there are no plans to do anything beyond the federal decision, which focuses on the consumer choice as opposed to state mandates.