Medicaid: Millions of Children Still Have Untreated Tooth Decay

Low-income kids continue to have difficulty getting proper dental care through Medicaid according to the Government Accountability Office. Some of you may remember the tragic case of a twelve year old boy who died in 2007 because of a brain infection which originated from an untreated dental abscess. Investigators determined that many people, including children, simply do not take advantage of the Medicaid programs in place to help them maintain good dental health. Does this bode well for universal health and/or dental care?

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