In fact, childless adults will have access to individual dental plans. This is the first year adult dental plans are being sold on Washington Healthplanfinder, but they will be available to both families and single adults.
Pediatric-only plans also will be sold on the exchange, as they were last year.
However, dental plans still cannot be purchased alone -- families or individuals buying plans must purchase them in conjunction with a Qualified Health Plan for medical coverage.
Delta Dental is offering two plans, while
"In and of themselves, they look pretty reasonable," but that's not taking the cost of the medical plans into account, said
Individuals and families who qualify for
But the ongoing problem with access stems from the fact that Washington Medicaid reimburses so poorly for adult dental services that almost no private dentists will accept
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