Taking Stock of Pediatric Dental Benefit "Mandate" Under the ACA

March 2016 - 58 min

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Dental coverage for children is part of the Essential Health Benefits under the Affordable Care Act. This webinar discussed some of the key implementation challenges when it comes to the child dental coverage "mandate."  The webinar also presented new research (PDF) that examines out-of-pocket spending for child dental care services under typical private dental benefits plans. Panelists will discussed future considerations for dental benefit design.

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

Cassandra Yarbrough, Health Policy Researcher, ADA Health Policy Institute


  • Colin Reusch, Senior Policy Analyst, Children's Dental Health Project
  • Taylor Priestley, Certification Program Manager, Covered California
  • Evelyn Ireland, Executive Director, National Association of Dental Plans