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on: October 10, 2013, 10:59
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FAQ: Dental And Vision Care Part Of 'Essential Benefits' For Kids
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/October/09/faq-child-dental-vision-care.aspx

By Marissa Evans
KHN Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2013

One part of the Affordable Care Act is intended to improve dental coverage for children....

...Supporters of better dental care for children fought to have dental and vision services for children included as part of pediatric services, one of 10 categories of essential benefits.

With the Affordable Care Act, more Americans will have the opportunity to purchase dental insurance on the new health care exchanges starting Oct. 1....

...Q. How many children may benefit from expanded coverage?

A. Approximately 8.7 million children are expected to gain some form of dental benefits by 2018 as a result of the ACA. This will reduce the number of children without dental benefits by about 55 percent compared with 2010, according to a report from the American Dental Association. About a third of these children will be covered through their parents’ employer-sponsored insurance, while about another third will be covered through Medicaid. The remainder will be covered by new policies from the health insurance exchanges.

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