Fulfilling the Promise of Children's Dental Coverage

By: Colin Reusch







This policy brief examines children's dental coverage and offers 12 policy options for Congress, states and federal agencies to strengthen the quality and affordability of coverage. The brief offers recommendations that apply to Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act. The brief was jointly authored by Colin Reusch of the Children's Dental Health Project and Joan Alker of Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families (CCF).

Soon after the brief was published, Colin Reusch wrote this blog post summarizing the document's key messages.

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