Health Law Offers Little Help For Georgians Who Can’t Afford Dental Care
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on the complexity of dental coverage under insurance policies. In North Carolina, nonprofit pediatric clinic provides dentistry for kids on Medicaid that the founders say could serve as a promising model in other regions.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
For Millions In Georgia, A Toothache Not Treated By Obamacare
[Bruce] Williams, who lives in Atlanta, is one of the estimated more than 4 million Georgians without dental coverage. Many haven’t seen a dentist in decades. Places like Mercy Care offer free dental clinics, but resources are limited and the clinic staffs are only able to help a small fraction of the people who need care. (Anderson, 5/22)
The Charlotte Observer:
NC Dentists: We've Built A Better Clinic For Kids On Medicaid
For the last 15 years, Lincoln Dental Services has taken pride in offering low-income children skilled dentistry, even if the setting was shabby. Now the nonprofit pediatric clinic has a new home, and the founders hope it will highlight what’s going on inside. In a small town 35 miles northwest of Charlotte, they say they’ve built a model for Medicaid dental care that feels like a private practice. (Helms, 5/25)