Support Funding for an Adult Dental Benefit in Medicaid
Current Status of Virginia's Adult Dental Benefit
Virginia included funding in the budget for a comprehensive adult dental benefit in Medicaid during the 2020 legislative session. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Northam unallotted new spending in the state's budget, which included the new funding for the dental benefit. On August 18 the General Assembly will come together to decide on a new budget to send to Governor Northam. This means there is an opportunity to reallot funding for the dental benefit and ensure Virginians enrolled in Medicaid have access to oral health care.
Join Catalyst's Advocacy Efforts
With more adults enrolled in Medicaid than ever before, a dental benefit is crucial. Throughout August Virginia Health Catalyst is sharing with legislators the importance of reallotting funding. If you would like to lend your support by sending emails or making phone calls to legislators please contact Chloe Van Zandt.
Join the Grassroots Advocacy Team
Ensure legislation at the state and federal level improves the oral health and overall health of Virginians by joining the Grassroots Advocacy Team.