Medical and Dental Plans
Medical and Dental Plans | Texas Health and Human Services
Julia Paradise Published: Aug 17, To probe current opportunities, challenges, and strategies related to expanding access to oral health care for adults in Medicaid, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured convened a group of experts and stakeholders in Spring to discuss the issues. Several key themes emerged from the conversation:. Compared to children, access to oral health care for low-income adults has lagged far behind, for two main reasons. First, historically, Medicaid eligibility for non-elderly adults has been very restrictive, leaving many uninsured. Second, while states must provide dental benefits for children in Medicaid and CHIP, adult dental benefits are a state option. The environment for efforts to increase access to dental care for low-income adults is favorable.
Medicaid and CHIP
Over 5 million members trust their smiles to MCNA. We are proud to provide the dental benefits for children and adults enrolled in the Nebraska Medicaid Dental Program. We are proud to provide the dental benefits for children and adults in the Nebraska Medicaid Dental Program. Our dentists make sure you get the high quality dental care you need. If you live in Nebraska, you or your children may qualify for Medicaid dental care!
Did my state expand Medicaid eligibility? As of November , 37 states including the District of Columbia expanded Medicaid eligibility. Of those states, 25 states including the District of Columbia provide at least limited dental benefits for adults North Dakota did not offer dental benefits to the Medicaid expansion population. Demand for Medicaid dental services among children and adults is likely to increase moving forward, regardless of Medicaid expansion. The growth in demand depends on the level of adult dental benefits covered by each state and the number of uninsured individuals that qualify for Medicaid moving forward.