Medicaid Coverage Puts Emergency Dental Appointments Out of Reach for Many Kids

Young Medicaid recipients have a harder time getting emergency dental appointments than privately insured youngsters, according to a revealing study in which graduate students posed as mothers seeking care for a 10-year-old son who fractured a front tooth in a bicycle accident. The pretend-moms with private insurance coverage got the boys earlier appointments than their counterparts with public insurance. The findings, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, demonstrated that...Full Story
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