Senate Passes Budget Resolution, Includes Oral Health Amendment

The United States Senate today passed a Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 by a vote of 50-49. Included in this resolution was a deficit-neutral amendment introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and co-sponsored by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), that expands the resolution's children's health fund to include a focus on improving the oral health of children with Medicaid through innovative, prevention-focused disease management approaches.

To read the fact sheet on the amendment in its entirety, please click the above PDF.

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