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In 2011, dental coverage for most Medicaid-insured adults was eliminated. The same year funding was also cut for Community Health Centers to treat uninsured. As a result, nearly 450,000 low-income adults, including many people with disabilities and 130,000 seniors, were left with only access to emergency care.
Dental Action (DAD) 2013 will be held on Friday, January 25th in Olympia. Decisions made this legislative session could result in fundamental changes to how dental care is delivered. Issues like health care reform implementation, funding for higher education and dental residency programs, dental workforce, licensure fees and dental Medicaid funding are sure to be discussed by the legislature in 2013, making participation in DAD all the more critical.