Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:36
A new study indicates that as Medicaid rates rise, more children have the opportunity to see a dentist on a regular basis.
The bad news is that budget cuts in certain states could put some children’s Medicaid coverage in peril. The current economy doesn’t help this situation. At times in the past when budgets were in trouble, Medicaid was one of the programs that saw its funding get cut.
The other continuous problem with Medicaid is that there are times when people with Medicaid have difficulty scheduling an appointment. The reason is dentists don’t want to have worry about all of the aggravation that comes with getting paid by Medicaid. The other concern for dentists is that the parents of these children skip out on bringing them to the appointment.