Legislators try for dental benefits again, this time with settlement money
February 20, 2022
By TEDDY ROSENBLUTH Monitor staff
After several failed attempts at expanding Medicaid dental benefits, legislators are turning to unconventional funding sources to push the plan through.
Sen. Cindy Rosenwald, the primary sponsor of a bill aimed at providing dental benefits to Medicaid recipients, said the first couple of years of the program would be funded by a $21 million settlement the state recently reached with Centene, a Medicaid managed care organization, over prescription drug pricing.