The "unintended loophole" in ACA dental coverage

By the CDHP team

Noting that one out of five Ohio 3rd graders has untreated dental disease, the Columbus Dispatch reports that "people who get dental coverage for their kids through stand-alone plans risk paying more than those who get that coverage through subsidized medical plans."

The article quotes CDHP's Meg Booth, who cites the potential for the law to create “an unintended imbalance” by raising the costs for many parents who might wish to purchase dental coverage for their children.

Sandy Oxley, CEO of Voices for Ohio’s Children, told the reporter, "We sometimes forget that our heads are attached to the rest of our bodies when it comes to the health-care system.”

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