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The only dental relief for many in this West Virginia county is extraction

More than one third of residents in McDowell County, West Virginia are below the poverty line, and many of them only have access ... 170,000 low income people medical coverage who had none before. But ... read more

Poor adults in Missouri may get better access to health care

Heidi Miller still ... dental problems. FAIR: An ounce of prevention in Missouri's case hopefully will end up saving the state about $3.5 million in emergency dental care costs for poor people. That w... read more

Free clinics respond as more people head to the ER with dental problems (w/video)

Most adults who don’t have dental insurance end up in emergency rooms because of tooth or gum problems ... Care Act and low-income insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid have improved Americans ... read more

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House Progressives Are Facing an Unexpected Problem in the Quest for Committee Power

Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Pramila Jayapal of Washington ... revenue offsets and bar increases in taxes on 80 percent of low-income earners. But committee assignments have been foregrounded ... read more

Access to specialty health care out of reach for low-income patients

The gap exists because many clinics for low-income patients ... these reported problems are pervasive and affect sizable numbers of patients." There is no data about how many patients lack access to s... read more

Worcester state senator presses for way to expand access to dental care

Chandler said a bill creating a new level of dental hygienist to provide routine care for low-income people ... only 30 or so people performed the role, which indicated it was not economically feasibl... read more

A promising opportunity to expand dental care

The 12-room clinic, six for medical and six for dental patients, will expand low-income adults’ access to dental care ... to help thousands of people,” said a paint-spattered Bryant. “It helped me.” B... read more

Chris Rochester: Therapists can boost dental care in Wisconsin

Strict licensure requirements combined with a general shortage of dental providers and geographic factors have created this shortage of dental care. The problem is particularly acute in areas with hig... read more

A crisis in dental care

Among the report’s more alarming findings are that “more than 47 million people live in places where it is difficult to access dental care,” “17 million low-income children received ... conditions and ... read more

Florida ranks last in nation in providing dental care for poor kids

The state has struggled with the problem of access to dental care for more than a decade. In 2000, a federal General Accounting Office review of dental disease among low-income groups found ... But mo... read more

For those on Medicaid, it can be a struggle to find dental care in the Twin Ports

"There is a problem with access to care — it is real and I can honestly tell you we are working on it tirelessly," said Nelson, the ranking member of the local branch of the Wisconsin Dental Associati... read more

State seeks to preserve its system for low-income patients

Medicaid uses state and federal funds to provide free health coverage for low-income children ... summer highlighted problems with enrollment, agency transparency, network adequacy, reimbursement, acc... read more

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