Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 09 September 2010 10:45
The budget cuts in Kansas are having a major impact on some people.
There are some elderly, disabled, and poor people who will not be able to receive the kind of dental coverage they once received. The House-Senate Oversight Committee had a meeting to discuss the issue.
In January, these budget cuts took effect. The cuts impacted a program that began in 2007. In this program the state funded basic dental services for Kansas residents who were elderly or disabled in any way. The goal of the program was to give these people dental coverage while enabling them to remain living in their homes.
The people who lost the coverage will now be forced to spend money they don’t have or simply skip the dental visits.