Inside Dentistry: Expanding Dental Benefits Is Good for States, Just Ask Colorado

September 20, 2021

Colorado was one of the states that chose to expand Medicaid adult dental benefits under the Affordable Care Act. As of 2014, adults members could receive up to $1,000 annually toward the cost of dental services. In 2019, the cap was raised to $1,500. The new benefit covered procedures such as dental exams, crowns, partial dentures, and root canals.

A new report from CareQuest Institute for Oral Health describes a study of the impact of Medicaid expansion in Colorado, focused on one safety-net provider. 

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