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Successfully Reducing Dental Access Disparities for Husky A-Insured Children: 2006 – 2012

Low-income children are much more likely to suffer oral health disease but are also much less likely to obtain dental care. Historically in Connecticut, a significant barrier to care for kids on HUSKY A (Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth), the state’s Medicaid program for low-income families, was low private dentist participation. Many providers cited low reimbursement rates and cumbersome program administration as obstacles to treating children insured under HUSKY.

This infographic presents data from an earlier brief, Impact of Increased Dental Reimbursement Rates on Husky A-Insured Children: 2006 – 2011, with an additional year of analysis from 2012.