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Entries in Legislative (28)

Friday
Jan182013

WSDA, Coalition Advocate for Adult Dental Medicaid

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.

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Tuesday
Jan152013

Legislative Session Begins, Health Committee Members Announced

The 2013 legislative session convened yesterday; the 105 day session is schedueld to end on April 28. Yesterday also marked the formal transition over power in the Senate from the Democrats to the Majority Coalition Caucus of two Democrats and 23 Republicans.

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Thursday
Jan032013

FREE CDE OFFERED AT 2013 DENTAL ACTION DAY

WSDA is proud to offer one hour of continuing education at Dental Action Day for the 2nd consecutive year. This year's topic will once again be Health Care Reform and will feature Brad Finnegan from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Dentistry in the News: Declining state dental benefits create issues of access, cost

Today, the Yakima Herald-Republic published a piece on the negative impacts of the state eliminating non-emergent dental care for Medicaid-eligible adults. The article in its entirety is included below or can be found here.

WSDA was recently interviewed for a piece on dental Mediciad cuts in the Huffington Post. That article can be found here.

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