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ADA Health Policy Institute

Webinars

How Much Would a Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit Cost?
(March 2016 - 58 min)


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Dental benefits for adults are optional within Medicaid programs. This webinar presented a new analysis by the ADA Health Policy Institute estimating the cost of implementing an adult dental benefit in 22 states.  The state and federal portion of the cost is estimated and put in the context of total Medicaid spending. 

Panelists discussed the prospects of expanding Medicaid benefits to include adult dental care.

Chair
Marko Vujicic, Chief Economist & Vice President, ADA Health Policy Institute

Presenter
Cassandra Yarbrough, Health Policy Researcher, ADA Health Policy Institute

Discussants
Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors

Rachel Klein, Director of Organizational Strategies, Families USA

Julia Paradise, Associate Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation