Vermont is among the states that chose not to go beyond the Affordable Care Act and require health plans to cover adult dental care. Neighboring Massachusetts covered adult dental care when it began requiring residents to have health insurance, and the treatment rate rose by 11%, said American Dental Association President Robert Faiella, who is also former Massachusetts Dental Society president. Vermont is transitioning to a single-payer system in 2017, and policymakers may reconsider adult-dental coverage, Vermont Health Access Commissioner Mark Larson said.

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