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Dental Coverage and Care for Low-Income Children: The Role of Medicaid and SCHIP

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Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for children)
Health (Dental health services)

Keywords: Health Care

Coverage: United States


This fact sheet provides an overview of dental care access and coverage for low-income children. Problems obtaining dental care disproportionately affect low-income and minority children. Medicaid, and to a lesser extent the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), are major sources of dental coverage for millions of low-income children, but barriers that leave many children without adequate dental care remain.


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