HB 103: Dental benefit under the state Medicaid program

HB 103: Dental benefit under the state Medicaid program

New Futures supports HB 103.

HB 103 supports the opportunity for integrated health delivery to include oral health thereby unlocking the door for the inclusion of oral health and dental services into a Medicaid managed care program. This adds value to our current investment of dollars already being spent for health care through the current Medicaid program. Oral health has been associated with many health diagnoses and conditions, including costly chronic conditions such as heart and lung diseases, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and others including several that are leading causes of death in NH and the nation; acute illnesses such as pneumonia and cancer; and an increased risk of premature births.  Early and effective integrated care can be associated with reducing the related costs that are reflected in our current public and private health expenditures.

Read the full bill here: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2021&id=76&txtF...

Bill Status
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote