Kids On Medicaid Have Major Problems With Their Teeth

September 24, 2008

A new study has shown that kids who are on Medicaid have big problems with their teeth, as they lack dental care........  .Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that kids who are on Medicaid have big problems with their teeth, as they lack dental care.

The study compared kids covered by Medicaid, to children covered by private health insurance plans.

When it came to dental health, the kids on Medicaid were lacking in a big way.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) caried out the investigation and found that 6.5 million children covered by Medicaid had tooth decay that was untreated.

This number doubled the rate of kids who were covered by private health insurance.

Only 30% of the 20 million kids covered by Medicaid saw a dentist in the last year.


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