posted by Federal Affairs
on March 12, 2015
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires coverage offered in the individual and small group markets to provide essential health benefits, including pediatric oral health benefits. The inclusion of dental benefits for children builds on the roughly 42 million children who had dental coverage through private health plans – both through employer and individual market coverage – in 2010. An analysis found that an estimated 8.7 million children will receive dental coverage by 2018 due to the coverage expansions under the ACA.