Veterans have another dental option as part of their VA healthcare.
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 website has a link...
Wisconsin has a problem with low-income access to dental care.
That’s according to a new study from the Pew Charitable Trust. It finds the state ranks second worst in the nation for the number of low-income kids receiving dental care. Jane Koppelman is Research Director with the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign.
“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. Not even a routine exam.”