Dental Benefits Under Healthcare Reform
Policy Implication V
Health reform proposals :
Extend only a limited scope dental program in a way that erodes existing, comprehensive dental benefit programs currently prevalent in the group benefits market place.
Lead to a single-payer, government-sponsored agency that eliminates the critically important role of third party administration.
Erect higher, more costly barriers to the development and offering of cost-effective dental benefit programs
Reduce the current portion of healthcare expenditures committed to dental treatment and coverage.