Expanded MaineCare Dental Coverage Closer To Becoming Law
According to centralmaine.com, Maine is one fo the few states that doesn't provide preventive or restorative dental services under MaineCare.
However, that may be changing. The Maine House has passed a vote that would expand Maines dental program under MaineCare. This doesn't mean this is a done deal as it still would need backing by the Maine Senate.
House Speaker, and bill sponsor Ryan Fecteau, said:
“The need for dental care impacts every single community in our state. Maine’s system has forced vulnerable people to use the emergency room when their teeth can’t be salvaged, which ends up costing Maine people their dignity and health. Ultimately, it has also cost our state economically, and that’s about to change.”
L.D. 996, as the bill is know is popular and has support from the Maine dental community. Once approved by the Senate the bill would land on Governor Mills desk for her signature before it can be made into law.
With strong bipartisan support, there is a good chance that L.D. 996 just may become reality.
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