Mo. standoff over funding of adult Medicaid dental benefits continues | Dr. Bicuspid

September 22, 2014 — Even after months of debate, Missouri lawmakers still can’t settle the debate over how to fund the costs of a government-funded health plan that would provide dental care for almost 300,000 low-income adults in the state.

Funding is being blocked because of a budget dispute over tax breaks for certain industries and lower-than-anticipated state revenues between Legislature Republicans and Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

In the last few weeks, Nixon has vetoed tax-break legislation for dry cleaners, power companies, and data storage centers, but $17.8 million in state general revenue for dental services hasn’t been released.

via Dental Practice Management.

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