January 31, 2017 — Policy experts discussed what dental care might look like under U.S. President Donald Trump and the new Congress during a January 24 webinar. The panelists were particularly concerned about children’s dental benefits if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed and replaced.
The webinar, which was put together by AcademyHealth, a nonprofit health services research organization, featured five panelists with expertise in health policy, economics, dentistry, and public health. The discussion largely centered on why dentistry wasn’t included as an essential benefit for adults when the ACA was created, and what might happen to the dental coverage that does exist with the Republican party’s push to repeal and replace the law.
Source: The future of dental health policy under President Trump DR. BICUSPID