Cutting Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits Would Hurt States in Unexpected Ways

Published 10/07/2020

Cutting Medicaid adult dental benefits could harm job growth, increase costs, and harm states in other unexpected ways. 

If adult dental coverage is championed it can improve job prospects, reduce costly visits to hospitals, preserve dental services that can save states money, and increase the likelihood of children getting dental care if their parents do. 

Explore CareQuest Institute's report on how cutting Medicaid adult dental benefits would hurt states in unexpected ways to learn more. 

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Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit Coverage Checker, an interactive tool for policymakers, administrators, and advocates to easily understand where a given state’s Medicaid adult dental benefits package falls on a continuum from no dental benefits to extensive benefits, helping them identify areas for improvement and expansion.