Dental Benefits Under Healthcare Reform
Other State Issues
(PA) Gov. Ed Rendell proposes “Prescription for Pennsylvania”
Sets up state health care agency, employer health levy, “individual wellness” tax and new health care board to finance and offer universal coverage, all with limited news/mention of dental
(MD) Legislature proposes tobacco tax-funded universal health plan with individual and business mandates
Medicaid expansion and subsidies for small businesses through state-purchasing pool; veto from more moderate Governor likely
MD Dental Action Committee recommends: increased Medicaid reimbursments to dentists; dental health ed. campaign; pediatricians and nurses apply fluoride varnishes on children; establish primary dental care providers for Medicaid beneficiaries.