2014 is a pivotal year for implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The following two reports provide updates on the implementation of pediatric dental benefits across the nation and Washington state's local exchange marketplace called Washington Healthplanfinder.
The first report was developed by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Resources Center. The article is called Health Insurance Marketplaces Offer a Variety of Dental Benefit Options, but Information Availability is an Issue and discusses the variation in how the state's have implemented the ACA's pediatric dental mandate.
The second report is the February 2014 Health Coverage Enrollment Report from Washington's Health Benefit Exchange. This report breaks down key enrollment data for Washington state's exchange for the open enrollment period of October 1, 2013 - February 28, 2014. Open enrollment ends at the end of March.
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