Category: Health Care Reform

Exchanges and Dental Coverage: Building on an Employer Base

Exchanges and Dental Coverage: Building on an Employer Base

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers providing coverage through the newly established Exchanges to offer pediatric dental coverage as part of the Essential Benefits Package.  Child advocates have applauded this provision because this law will allow nearly all legally residing children to have access to dental coverage.  However, for most policymakers, [...]

Opportunities in Health Care Reform: Addressing the Oral Health of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Opportunities in Health Care Reform: Addressing the Oral Health of Children with Special Health Care Needs

This policy brief, provides a closer look at the implications of those ACA dental provisions and the specific opportunities to address the oral health of children with special health care needs.

Moving Forward Together: Implementing New Oral Health Provisions at the State Level

Moving Forward Together: Implementing New Oral Health Provisions at the State Level

Thursday, April 15, 2010 Presented by the National Oral Health Policy Center in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). View the Webinar Here. This webinar focused on the oral health provisions included in the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) and the new health care reform. Participants learned about the [...]

Oral Health Provisions in Health Care Reform and CHIPRA: A Systems Fix Approach

Oral Health Provisions in Health Care Reform and CHIPRA: A Systems Fix Approach

Dr. Burton Edelstein, founder of the Children’s Dental Health Project and faculty member at Columbia University , discusses how the oral health provisions in CHIPRA and Health Care Reform represent a comprehensive systems change approach to oral health policy.