Medicaid Coverage of Dental Care for Pregnant Women

Despite the validated importance and safety of dental care during pregnancy, utilization of dental care by at-risk women is low, in large part, due to a lack of coverage for this population. This policy brief examines state Medicaid dental coverage for pregnant women and confirms that it is inadequate overall.  While states may elect adult dental coverage, few have specifically targeted a dental benefit for pregnant women.

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