Healthcare Triage: Teeth Aren’t Just for Chewing. So Why Doesn’t Medicaid Cover Dental?

Medicaid doesn’t cover dentistry. But dental health affects many different aspects of a person’s life. Bad teeth can cause social difficulty, and make it hard to find employment, aside from the fact that an unhealthy mouth can lead to or exacerbate many conditions.

This video was adapted from a column Austin wrote for the Upshot. Links to further reading can be found there.


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