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.”