Lawmakers shut to finally increasing accessibility to dental care

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It can’t be stated enough: dental treatment is health care. For years, Maine has danced around the wise action of extending state health insurance coverage so that much more Maine men and women can accessibility dental treatment. This could lastly be the yr that this desired policy modify makes it throughout the complete line.

Both the Maine House and Senate have sophisticated a bill from Democratic Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau, which would include preventive, diagnostic and restorative dental products and services to MaineCare, the state method that offers free and lowered health insurance to lower-profits Mainers. Currently, Maine is one of a dozen states that only incorporates unexpected emergency dental protection in public health programs. Maine really should be a part of the a lot more than 30 other states that present additional comprehensive dental protection.