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Filling the Dental Gap

Colorado is among the nation's leaders when it comes offering dental insurance to each of the state's 1.1 million Medicaid clients.
Date last upated: February 19, 2015

 

Colorado reached a historic milestone in 2014 when it began offering dental insurance to each of the state's 1.1 million Medicaid clients. This decision places Colorado among the nation's leaders when it comes to oral health coverage for those with the lowest incomes.

This analysis by the Colorado Health Institute, building on research published in 2013, finds a widening gap between the demand for oral health care by Medicaid enrollees and the supply of oral health providers.