Advocates worry too few children will get dental coverage

02/20/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Dental plans, including pediatric dental coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act, are likely to be sold separately on health insurance exchanges, and patient advocates worry that few people will sign up. Moreover, parents who do not obtain dental coverage for their children are unlikely to be penalized. Monthly premiums may be up to $34 per child, says NADP Executive Director Evelyn Ireland, and the level of available subsidies has not been determined.

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