Medicaid

has transformed health care for low-income families and individuals, especially children, pregnant mothers, parents and children with disabilities and special health care needs.

Rhode Island: Working to Improve Access to Oral Health Care for Children through RIte Smiles and TeethFirst!

By Katherine Chu and Jim Beasley, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Oral health is a critical but overlooked component of overall health and well-being among children and adults. Poor oral health has immediate and significant negative impacts on children’s general health, school attendance and academic achievement. Untreated dental disease can lead to eating, sleeping, speaking and learning […]

Future of Children’s Health Coverage Series Brief #2: Rethinking Pediatric Dental Coverage

By Colin Reusch, Children’s Dental Health Project and Joan Alker, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Last month, a U.S. Senator called children’s dental health “a huge issue people simply don’t think about very often.” Here at Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families and the Children’s Dental Health Project, we think it is time to […]

Fulfilling the Promise of Children’s Dental Coverage

Fulfilling the Promise of Children’s Dental Coverage is the second brief in our Future of Children’s Health Coverage series. The brief, coauthored by Colin Reusch with the Children’s Dental Health Project, offers twelve policy options that state and federal policymakers should consider to strengthen pediatric dental coverage and ensure that more children receive oral health risk […]