Left untreated, tooth infections can lead to serious problems, and even death. Plenty of evidence exists to suggest low-income people, and especially their children, often let such problems fester because treatment is too expensive.
And now there is evidence that
Premier Access, one of two companies with which the state contracts to provide
The idea is to save money by forcing dentists to think carefully about tests and treatments. But the practical effect, as a
No one should easily dismiss the need to save money. A common complaint among many states is that their portion of the costs of
It's time for
Premier Access insists its policy change keeps the company well within the guidelines the state established for
But the anecdotal evidence suggests many dentists will drop out. That means many low-income people will have to travel farther to get dental care, which also suggests they may be tempted to hope problems resolve themselves, instead.
Obamacare and its resulting
At the very least, the Legislature should demand an audit of
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