The Affordable Care Act and You

You may have questions about the Affordable Care Act and what it means for dentists.

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Affordable Care Act, dental benefits examined

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” shorthanded as the ACA and as this series of reports will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of health care are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators. The Association’s primary focus has been the law’s potential effects on dentistry and the delivery of dental services to patients.  The first ACA Q-and-A installment in the Aug. 5 ADA News is posted online at ADA.org. This report examines the ACA and dental benefits.

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Affordable Care Act and oral health: ADA analysis of impact

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” shorthanded as the ACA and as this report will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of health care are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators. The Association’s primary focus has been the law’s potential effects on dentistry and the delivery of dental services to patients.

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ADA commends Senate oral health care bill

Washington—The Association thanked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for offering “important oral health provisions” in legislation to reauthorize the landmark Older Americans Act.

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June 3 webinar eyes oral health care for pregnant women

Elk Grove Village, Ill.—The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a free webinar to discuss the importance of collaboration among health professionals to ensure that the oral health needs of pregnant women are met.

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Affordable Care Act falls short, ADA research says

The Affordable Care Act falls short in lowering dental care costs, increasing access to care and improving health outcomes, according to research briefs published by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center.

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