Legislative Updates

Lack of Medicaid Dental Coverage Continues to Drive Patients to ER and Cost to Taxpayers

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Dental Coverage for Medicaid Adults in Missouri

Nearly 28,000 uninsured residents were treated in emergency rooms for dental problems in fiscal 2013, according to the Missouri Hospital Association. The association said an additional 22,000 Medicaid recipients sought treatment at the ER for dental issues during the same period.