dental care http://wxpr.org en Veterans Without Dental Ins. Can Join New Program http://wxpr.org/post/veterans-without-dental-ins-can-join-new-program <p>Veterans have another dental option as part of their VA healthcare.</p><p>V.A. spokesperson Brad Nelson says they're now offering dental isnurance at reduced premiums. He says veterans now get comprehensive dental benefits if they meet stringent eligibility standards, including total disability. But Nelson says the majority of veterans don't have full care. He says the VA has contracted with private companies MetLife and Delta Dental to provide insurance. He says the VA <a href="http://www.va.gov/healthBenefits/vadip/">website</a> has a link...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:18:18 +0000 Ken Krall 11778 at http://wxpr.org Veterans Without Dental Ins. Can Join New Program Wisconsin's Low-Income Kids Lack Dental Care http://wxpr.org/post/wisconsins-low-income-kids-lack-dental-care <p>Wisconsin has a problem with low-income access to dental care. &nbsp;</p><p>That’s according to a new study from the Pew Charitable Trust. &nbsp;&nbsp;It finds the state ranks second worst in the nation for the number of low-income kids receiving dental care.&nbsp; Jane Koppelman is Research Director with the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign.</p><blockquote><p>“In 2011 almost 72 percent of kids on Medicaid in Wisconsin – that’s nearly three quarters of the child Medicaid population – did not receive any dental care in 2011.&nbsp; Not even a routine exam.”</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:31:06 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Ken Krall 4205 at http://wxpr.org Wisconsin's Low-Income Kids Lack Dental Care