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State officials told the federal government Accountability Office.

Children on Medicaid face difficulty getting dental hygiene still Many children still don’t get Medicaid dental care care, state officials told the federal government Accountability Office. The Associated Press reports: ‘2 yrs after a 12-year-older Maryland boy passed away from an untreated tooth disease, low-income kids continue steadily to face barriers to dental hygiene despite state and federal efforts to really improve access, government investigators said Wednesday. State officials informed the GAO that lots of children can’t discover dentists who accept Medicaid, and dental care suppliers cite low reimbursement rates and individuals skipping appointments as difficulties to treating children in the federal-state medical health insurance plan for the indegent.’ Based on the GAO, children’s access to dental providers has seen moderate raises in many claims, but Katherine Iritani, the GAO’s healthcare acting director, said that ‘there isn’t enough data to state how most of the 30 million children signed up for Medicaid are in fact seeing a dental practitioner.