Making CHIP Work for Kids: Changes in State CHIP Dental Coverage

This brief provides recommendations to CMS for ensuring that future state plan amendments (SPAs) adhere to the requirements of comprehensive dental coverage as defined in the 2009 statute. While regulations on the CHIPRA pediatric dental benefit are currently being drafted, this document provides background information and resources for state policymakers to review what has been done in specific states to better understand the opportunities in CHIPRA and ACA to improve access to and affordability of dental coverage for working families.

 

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